Sep 08, 2020 · Ulrich I, Count of Celje, was a Styrian nobleman and condottiere, who was head of the House of Celje between 1359 and 1368, together with his younger brother Hermann I. During his reign, the House of Celje became one of the most powerful noble houses in the territory of present-day Slovenia, and laid the basis for its expansion to neighboring Slavonia and Croatia in the next generation. Ulrich's skills as a military commander are usually credited for the House of Celje's acceptance into the circ
Sep 03, 2020 · Ulrich II of Sanneck (died c. 1316), married Countess Catherine of Heunburg, heir to the count Ulrich II of Heunburg and her wife Agnes of Baden; Frederick I (c. 1300–1359/60), son, from 1341 Count of Celje; Counts of Cilli (Celje) Ulrich I (1331–1368), son of Frederick I, Captain in Carniola, married Countess Adelheid of Ortenburg
Ulrich of Sanneck (German: Ulrich von Sanneck, Slovene: Ulrik Žovneški; around 1255 – 1316), was a free noble (roughly equivalent to a baron) in the March of Savinja in what is today Slovenia. During the struggle between Henry of Carinthia and the Habsburgs ( Albert I and his sons Rudolph of Bohemia and Frederick the Fair ) for the Bohemian throne, he sided with the latter, and accepted the Habsburgs as his liege lords .
Aug 21, 2020 · Hermann I, Count of Celje, was a Styrian nobleman, who was head of the House of Celje between 1359 and 1385. In the first decade, he ruled together with his older brother Ulrich. After Ulrich's death, Hermann took over the custody of his nephew William and ruled as the de facto head of the family. Under his rule, the House of Celje began expanding its influence from its power base in present-day Slovenia and southern Carinthia to Central Europe and the Balkans. By marriage to the Bosnian princes
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Frederick I of Celje also Frederick I of Cilli, was a Styrian free noble who became the first Count of Celje, founding a noble house that would dominate Slovenian and Croatian history in the first half of the 15th century. Born as Frederick, Lord of Žovnek and baron of Savinja, he inherited vast estates in Carinthia, Carniola and Styria upon the extinction of the Counts of Heunburg. These included the Celje Castle, located at a strategic position in the center of the Savinja Valley...
Frederick was the son of Ulrich of Sanneck, Lord of Žovnek. His father was a free noble in the March on the Savinja, a region fragmented among various small estates, which was contested between the House of Gorizia-Tyrol and the Habsburgs. Frederick's father took the side of the Habsburg dukes of Styria, becoming their vassal. His allegiance was instrumental in the incorporation of the Savinja Valley into the Duchy of Styria and thus into the Habsburg domains. Frederick's mother was ...
Slovenian historian Milko Kos called Frederick "the first architect of the Celje glory", claiming that "he possessed all those abilities in statesmanship that would characterize his greatest successors". By the time of his death, he was one of the most powerful feudal lords in the territory of present-day Slovenia, rivaled only by his Habsburg liege lords, the Albertine line of the Counts of Gorizia and the Counts of Ortenburg. Frederick pursued a strategy of alliance with the latter: his first
Frederick married Diemut of Wallsee. Four of their children survived into adulthood: 1. Ulrich, married countess Adelaide of Ortenburg, had issue; 2. Hermann, married Catherine of Bosnia, had issue; 3. Anna, married count Oton VI of Ortenburg, had issue; 4. Catherine, married Albert III of Gorizia, no issue.
- Ulrich of Sanneck
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- Catherine of Heunburg
- around 1300 - 1359
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Ulrich II, or Ulrich of Celje, was the last Princely Count of Celje. At the time of his death, he was captain general and de facto regent of Hungary, ban of Slavonia, Croatia and Dalmatia and feudal lord of vast areas in present-day Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Austria, and Slovakia. He was also a claimant to the Bosnian throne. This accumulation of power prompted his assassination by the hands of the Hunyadi clan which plunged Hungary into civil unrest that was resolved a year later by the sudden
Ulrich II was the son of Count Frederick II of Celje and his wife Elizabeth, a scion of the Croatian House of Frankopan and a grand daughter of Francesco I da Carrara, lord of Padua. Little is known of his youth. In about 1432 he married Kantakuzina Katarina Branković, daughter of Đurađ Branković, despot of Serbia., and the sister of Mara Branković. His influence in the affairs of the Kingdom of Hungary and the Holy Roman Empire soon overshadowed that of his father, with whom he was ...
At the time of his death, Ulrich held around 12 towns, 30 market towns and 125 castles: around 20 in Carinthia, Carniola, and Slavonia each, and the rest mostly in Styria. Some of his most important possessions are listed below.
On 20 April 1434, Ulrich married Kantakuzina Katarina Branković. She was a daughter of Đurađ Branković and Eirene Kantakouzene. Through this marriage, Ulrich became the brother-in-law of the Ottoman sultan Murad II. Ulrich and Katarina had five children, all of whom died before their parents: 1. Herman IV of Celje 2. Georg 3. Albert 4. Catherine 5. Elizabeth of Celje, twin sister of Catherine, first wife of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary
William of Celje: Hermann II, Count of Celje ∞ Anna Schaunberg: Elizabeth of Bosnia: Louis I of Hungary: 2.Anna of Celje: Władysław II Jagiełło: Frederick II, Count of Celje ∞1.Elizabeth Frankopan 2.Veronika of Desenice: 2.Barbara of Celje: Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor: 1.Mary of Hungary: 1.Jadwiga of Poland: Ulrich II, Count of Celje ...
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Sep 02, 2020 · King Jogaila of the Poland–Lithuania union marries Anna of Celje. She is a granddaughter of Casimir III of Poland. May 21 – Following the death of Queen Maria of Sicily, her husband Martin I of Sicily marries Blanche of Navarre. The University of Würzburg, Germany, is founded. The Great Comet of 1402 is sighted. Births
Family background. Elizabeth was born to Ulrich II, Count of Celje and his wife Catherine Branković, daughter of the Serb despot George Branković. Her father was a Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, with extensive domains in both the Empire and in the Kingdom of Hungary, centered in Lower Styria, Carniola, and Slavonia.