Stephen Báthory (1555–1605)

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Sarcophagus of István Báthori in the reformed church of Nyírbátor

Stephen Báthory of Ecsed (Hungarian: ecsedi Báthory István; 1555 – 25 July 1605) was judge royal of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1586 to 1605.

Early life[edit]

Stephen was the son of György Báthory (from the Ecsed branch of the family), and his distant relative, Anna Báthory (from the Somlyó branch).[1][2] He was born in 1555.[1] His younger sister was the infamous Elizabeth Báthory.



  1. ^ a b Markó 2000, p. 257.
  2. ^ Horn 2002, p. 246.
  3. ^ Horn 2002, pp. 245–246.
  4. ^ Markó 2000, p. 256.


  • Horn, Ildikó (2002). Báthory András [Andrew Báthory] (in Hungarian). Új Mandátum. ISBN 963-9336-51-3.
  • Markó, László (2000). A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig: Életrajzi Lexikon [Great Officers of State in Hungary from King Saint Stephen to Our Days: A Biographical Encyclopedia] (in Hungarian). Magyar Könyvklub. ISBN 963-547-085-1.