Miklós Erdődy

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Miklós Erdődy
Nikola III Erdödy
Ban of Croatia
In office
March 1670 – 7 June 1693
Preceded by Petar Zrinski
Succeeded by Adam Baćan
Personal details
Born 1630
Died 7 June 1693
Aranyosmarót, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy
Resting place Zagreb Cathedral, Croatia
Parents Vuk I Erdődy
Barbara Turóczy
Military service
Battles/wars Great Turkish War

Miklós Erdődy de Monyorókerék et Monoszló (Croatian: Nikola III Erdödy) (1630 – 7 June 1693)[1] was a Croatian ban of Hungarian descent. He was a member of the Erdődy noble family and a Hungarian count.[2][3]

He succeeded Petar Zrinski as ban in 1671. In 1684 he began his most notable undertaking, driving Ottoman forces out of Slavonia. Virovitica was freed in 1684. In 1688 the city of Kostajnica was liberated, and Slavonski Brod was liberated by 1691.[2]

Erdődy died in 1693. However, his work was carried on by his successor Adam Baćan. The wars against the Ottoman Empire throughout the region eventually led to the Treaty of Karlowitz in 1699.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hrvatska enciklopedija: Erdődy, Nikola III.
  2. ^ a b "The Palffy Family of Erdödy". Region-palffy.eu. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  3. ^ "Kesselsdorf (Slovakia)". Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
Preceded by
Petar Zrinski
Ban of Croatia
1670–1693
Succeeded by
Adam Baćan