Nicholas Szécsi

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Nicholas Szécsi
Palatine; Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia; Ban of Slavonia; Judge royal
Szécsi Miklós seal.jpg
Seal of Judge royal Nicholas Szécsi
Palatine of Hungary
Reign September 1385 – October 1386
Predecessor Nicholas Garai
Successor Stephen Lackfi
Born c. 1320
Died c. June or July 1387
Noble family House of Szécsi
Spouse(s) Margaret Debreceni
Issue
Father Peter Szécsi
Mother Sebe Debrői

Nicholas Szécsi de Felsőlendva (Széchy; Hungarian: Miklós Szécsi; c. 1320 – c. June or July 1387) was a Hungarian nobleman from the influential House of Szécsi.

Son of Peter, Count of Nógrád, and Sebe Debrői. He married Margaret of Debrecen, they had four children. He was sent to Poland by King Louis I in 1345, when the Czechs laid siege to Kraków. Between 1346 and 1349, he served as the ban of Croatia. He took part in the King's second Neapolitan campaign, as well as in the unsuccessful 1352 campaign against the Lithuanian pagans, where he himself was wounded. Upon his return in 1354, he was made supreme count of Krassó.

Between 1358 and 1366 he served as ban of Croatia again, after which he served as the ban of Slavonia between 1366 and 1368.

Szécsi followed the King to Rome in 1370. He was named the ban of Croatia again between 1377 and 1380. He was also the ispán of Vas and of Pozsony between 1381 and 1382. He served as judge royal three times and finished his career as palatine during the reign of Louis I's daughter Mary.

Sources[edit]

  • (in Hungarian) Engel, Pál (1996). Magyarország világi archontológiája, 1301–1457, I. ("Secular Archontology of Hungary, 1301–1457, Volume I"). História, MTA Történettudományi Intézete. Budapest. ISBN 963-8312-44-0.
  • (in Hungarian) Markó, László: A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig – Életrajzi Lexikon p. 253. (The High Officers of the Hungarian State from Saint Stephen to the Present Days – A Biographical Encyclopedia) (2nd edition); Helikon Kiadó Kft., 2006, Budapest; ISBN 963-547-085-1.
Nicholas I
Born: c. 1320  Died: c. June or July 1387
Political offices
Preceded by
Denis Szécsi
Master of the stewards
1342–1346
Succeeded by
Ivánka Szécsi
Preceded by
Nicholas Hahót
Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Ban of Slavonia

1346–1349
Succeeded by
Paul Ugali
Preceded by
Stephen Losonci
Ban of Severin
1350–1355
Succeeded by
Denis Lackfi
Preceded by
Nicholas Drugeth
Judge royal
1355–1358
Succeeded by
Nicholas Csák
Preceded by
John Csúz
Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
1358–1366
Succeeded by
Kónya Szécsényi
Preceded by
Stephen Kanizsai
governor
Ban of Slavonia
1366–1368
Succeeded by
Peter Cudar
Preceded by
Stephen Bebek
Judge royal
1369–1372
Succeeded by
James Szepesi
Preceded by
Charles of Durazzo
Ban of Slavonia
1372–1373
Succeeded by
Peter Cudar
Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
1374–1375
Succeeded by
Charles of Durazzo
Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
1376–1380
Succeeded by
Emeric Bebek
Preceded by
James Szepesi
Judge royal
1381–1384
Succeeded by
Thomas Szentgyörgyi
Preceded by
Nicholas Garai
Palatine of Hungary
1385–1386
Succeeded by
Stephen Lackfi