Ugrin Csák, Archbishop of Kalocsa
|Archbishop of Kalocsa|
Sculpture of Ugrin Csák in Kalocsa by Csilla Halassy (2000)
|Term ended||April 11, 1241|
|Predecessor||Berthold of Merania|
April 11, 1241|
Muhi, Kingdom of Hungary
Ugrin (I) was born into the Újlak branch of the gens Csák as the son of ispán Bás I. His brothers were Bás II and Pós I, who served as master of the treasury. Ugrin was first mentioned by contemporary records in 1217, when he was appointed royal chancellor. In that capacity, he participated in the Fifth Crusade, where accompanied Andrew II to the Holy Land. Formerly Ugrin also took part in the coronation of king Andrew II.
During Ugrin's archiepiscopate, the great hospital in Kalocsa was founded, and the Diocese of Syrmia was established in 1229. During his tenure, the wars against the Patarenes in Bosnia broke out, and, more especially after the establishment of the See of Syrmia, these wars against the Patarenes and other unbelievers were the chief occupation of the archbishops.
Ugrin, Matthias Rátót, archbishop of Esztergom and three other bishops died leading troops against the Mongolo-Tatar army under Batu Khan and Subutai as it attacked the Hungarian camp several hours after crossing the Sajó River.
- Richard Gabriel, Subotai the Valiant (Westport, CT: Prager, 2004), 122-124; David Morgan, The Mongols (Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986), 138-139; Michael C. Paul, "Secular Power and the Archbishops of Novgorod Before the Muscovite Conquest," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 8, No. 2 (Spr. 2007), 240.
- Engel: Genealógia (Genus Csák 8., Újlak branch)
- János Zsolt Pintér: Tatárok és magyarok (1241-1242). In.: Hadtörténelmi Közlemények. Vol. 118, Issue 3. pp. 672-683., Sept. 2005
|Catholic Church titles|
Berthold of Merania
| Archbishop of Kalocsa
1219 – 11 April 1241
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