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
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 ...
- Ulrich of Sanneck
- title established
- Catherine of Heunburg
- around 1300 - 1359
- Lords of Sanneck or Barons of Soune, Counts of Cilli
The Counts of Celje or the Counts of Cilli were the most influential late medieval noble dynasty on the territory of present-day Slovenia. Risen as vassals of the Habsburg dukes of Styria in the early 14th century, they ruled the County of Cilli as immediate counts from 1341 and rose to Princes of the Holy Roman Empire in 1436.
The Lords of Sanneck Castle on the Sann river in Lower Styria were first mentioned around 1123/30. Their ancestors may have been relatives of Saint Hemma of Gurk, who held large estates in the area. The fortress was allegedly already built under the rule of Charlemagne as a stronghold against the Avars.
Part of their coat of arms - the three golden stars on a blue background, which, as Lords of Sanneck, they had inherited from the once powerful Carinthian Counts of Heunburg in 1322 - was incorporated into the Emblem of Yugoslavia in 1920s and the Slovenian coat of arms in 1991. It is also the current coat of arms of Celje.
The Lords of Sanneck or Barons of Soune 1. Gebhard 2. Gebhard II 3. Conrad I 4. Ulrich I of Sanneck 5. Ulrich II of Sanneck, married Countess Catherine of Heunburg, heir to the count Ulrich II of Heunburg and her wife Agnes of Baden 6. Frederick I, son, from 1341 Count of Celje Counts of Cilli Ulrich I, son of Frederick I, Captain in Carniola, married Countess Adelheid of Ortenburg Herman I, son of Frederick I, married Catherine, daughter of Ban Stephen II of Bosnia William, son of Ulrich I, mar
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. Herman I (1332/34-1385), son of Frederick I, married Katarina Kotromanić, daughter of Ban Stephen II of Bosnia.
ULRICH´S LAST FEAST Ulrich II was the last count of Celje. He, just like his grandfather, was very ambitious and wanted to lead the Dynasty of Celje further than anybody. He got custody of the young heir of the Hungarian throne, which annoyed local nobility and cost Ulrich his head. Treat yourself with Ulrich’s last feast of PORK HOCK.
Count Ulrich I of Cilli, a leader of mercenary soldiers, joined King Louis I of Hungary on his 1354 campaign into Dalmatia and, shortly afterwards, the Rex Romanorum Charles IV to his coronation at Rome. His son William married Anna of Poland, daughter of the Polish king Casimir III the Great.
Ulrich IV, Count of Württemberg (after 1315 – 1366) Ulrich von Jungingen (1360–1410), 26th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights; Ulrich II, Count of Celje (1406–1456) Ulrich I, Count of East Frisia (1408–1466) Ulrich III von Nussdorf, Bishop of Passau (r. 1451–1479) Ulrich V, Count of Württemberg (1413–1480)
- Marriage and children
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
In 1446 Hunyadi, now regent of Hungary, harried the Celje territories in Croatia-Slavonia; however his power was broken at the Second Battle of Kosovo in 1448, and Count Ulrich was able to lead a successful crusade, nominally in the Habsburg interest, into Hungary (1450).
- 1406 Celje, Commune of Celje, Slovenia
- Erzsébet of Frangepán (c1385-1422)
- 9 November 1456 Belgrade, Serbia
- Katarina Branković (c1418–1492)
May 24, 2018 · Son of Frederick II of Celje, count and Elisabeth of Celje Husband of Katarina Celjska Father of Elizabeta Hunyadi; George of Celje and Herman IV Celjski Brother of Frederick III of Celje and John de Cillia Half brother of Vlatkova Žena 1 Stefanović and John de Cillia. Occupation: Улрих II Цељски (нем. Ulrich II von Cilli ...