The Nádasdy, also spelled Nadasdy in English, is a major Hungarian aristocratic family whose roots reach into the Middle Ages. Their motto is: "SI DEUS PRO NOBIS QUIS CONTRA NOS" ("If God is for us, who can be against us?"). The Nadasdy family made a large contribution to the development of Hungarian printing. The Nadasdy Hussars, a regiment named after the family, developed a strategy incorporating lightly armed and fast-moving cavalry that was internationally adopted.
The name is first encountered in the early part of the 13th century, that of Imre (descendent of Darabos de Nádasd) and his sons, Stefánd, Tódor, and Valkomer. Another important member, deceased before 1275, was Simon Nádasdy. Frequently mentioned in family records between 1324–1376 is Pető Gersei, who was married to Margit Hidvégi, is considered the progenitor of the family "Pethő de Gerse". In 1229, Petan sold most of his land to a member of the family Nádasdy. The buyer and his three sons, Vencel/Venceslav, Raszló/Vraslav and László/Ladislav, now partially used the predicate of Pethenegh. Laszlo Nádasdy of Pethenegh (c. 1236) is the progenitor of main line Nádasdy.
Notable family members
Baron Tamás I Nádasdy (1498–1562), was Governor of Croatia and Palatine of Hungary. Countess Elizabeth Báthory married Ferenc Nádasdy II (the "Black Captain"), a general and the son of Tamás I Nádasdy. Ferenc Nádasdy III (d. 1671), grandson of Ferenc Nádasdy II, was a Lord Chief Justice, high steward (Hofrichter) of Hungary, and imperial privy councillor; he created one of the most notable libraries and private art collections in central Europe.
Borbála Nádasdy is a ballet master and author, currently lives in France.
Of its many holdings, the family held the Nádasdy Castle in Sárvár, Hungary, the Csejte Castle, in Čachtice, Slovakia which is situated on a hill adjacent to a nature reserve, and the Nádasdy Mansion in Nádasdladány, Hungary.
|Name & Last name||Age||Origin||Périod||Status|
|Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld||71||Hungary||1470–1541||Baron and Count|
|Orsolya Véssey||Hungary||Married to Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld||64||Hungary||1498–1562||Baron and Ban of Croatia, főispán, Palatine of Hungary|
|Orsolya Kanizsai||Hungary||Married to Tamás Nádasdy|
|František, Ferenc II Nádasdy de Nádasd||49||Hungary||1555–1604||Count, Judge of the Kingdom, a great patron and opposition to the Habsburgs|
|Coutess Erzsébet (Née Báthory)||54||Hungary||1560–1614||Married to František, Ferenc II Nádasdy de Nádasd|
|Pavol, Pal Nádasdy||57||Hungary||1593–1650||Father and son of Hungarian nobles|
|Judith Nádasdy (Née Revay)||53||Hungary||1590–1643||Married to à Pavol, Pal Nádasdy|
|Francis, Ferenc Nádasdy III Nadásdi||50||Austria||1621–1671||Austrian Generalfeldmarschall and ban of Croatia, father of many children.|
|Anna Julia Nádasdy (Née Esterhazy)||Austria||Married to Ferenc Nádasdy III, mother of many children.|
|Pál Nádasdy||1650 – ????||Son of Hungarian nobles|
|Jan Nadásdy||Son of Pál Nádasdy|
|Joseph Nadásdy||50||Hungary||1717–1767||Great-grandson of Francis, Ferenc Nádasdy III Nadásdi|
|Támas Nadásdy (2)||Descendant of the family Nádasdy|
|Anna Nádasdy (Née Nádasdy)||Hungary||1792 – ???||Her child bears his name and not that of the father|
|Comte Lipót Nádasdy||72||Hungary||1801–1873||Significant Count Hungary|
|Francis Nadásdy (1)||50||Hungary||1864–1914||Great-grandson of Támas Nasdy (2)|
|Lajos Nadásdy||58||Hungary||1887–1945||Great-grandson of Lipót Nádasdy Count|
|Francis Nadásdy ²||40||Poland||1889–1929|
|Kálmán Nádasdy||76||Hungary||1904–1980||Main descendant of the family and Cousin 4th degree 3 distant Francis Nádasdy ²|
|Pál Nádasdy||64||Hungary||1910–1974||Great-live-little son of Count Lipót Nádasdy|
|Lajos Nádasdy ²||101||Hungary||1913–2014||Son of Kálmán Nádasdy|
|Jan Nádasdy (2)||80||France||1918–1998||Left Hungary at the age of 4 years to reach the France et son of Francis Nádasdy ²|
||Hungary – France||1939 –||Countess Nádasdy, has lived in Austria, in Hungary and in France|
|Henri Vajda-Nádasdy||68||France||1946–2014||It bears the name of both parents'|
||Hungary||1947 –||Historian and descendant first of his family|
|Jean Vajda-Nádasdy||40||France||1974–2014||Father of Nina, Clara, Laure Déborah Vajda-Nádasdy and other..|
||Hungary||Children of the current countess and direct descendants of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Anikó Nádasdy-Nagyné Bálint||Hungary||1985 –||Worked at Budapest Gyógyfürdői|
|Zoli Nádasdy||Hungary||Married to Éva Nádasdy-Erdélyi and descendant Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Éva Nádasdy-Erdélyi||Hungary||Married to Zoli Nádasdy and assistant to primary education|
|Héléna Nádasdy||Brazil||Descendent direct to Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Ludovicus J Nádasdy||United States||Affiliation to the unproven family|
|Tamás Nádasdy||Roumania||Student in pharmacy and medicine|
|Úrsula Nádasdy||Spain||1995 –||Biochemistry student and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Amanda Nádasdy||Slovakia||Born on 24 December, Student and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Ángela Pino Nádasdy||Chile||1995 –||Student in graphic design and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Siblings Vajda-Nádasdy||France||Descendant ( s) directly to 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Nádasdy Richard||Hungary||1996 –||Descending to Ferenc Nádasdy and agricultural student|
|Balázs Nádasdy||Hungary||Student and direct descendant Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Annabel Nadasdy||Mexico||Direct descendant 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Katalin Nadasdy||Mexico||Direct descendant 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Bárthory Nádasdy||Germany||1999 –||High school student and downward assured of Ferenc Nádasdy|
||Hungary||Grandchildren of the current countess and direct descendants of Ferenc Nádasdy|
|Matyi Nádasdy-Nagyné||Hungary||2014 –||Daughter Aniko Nádasdy – Nagyné and descendente Ferenc Nádasdy|
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