János Zsigmond Zápolya, II

János Zsigmond Zápolya, II

Male 1540 - Yes, date unknown    Has more than 100 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name János Zsigmond Zápolya 
    Suffix II 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 8 Jul 1540 
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I662197  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2009 

    Father Janos Zápolya,   b. 2 Feb 1487, Szepesváralja Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1540  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Isabella Jagiellon Krol Polski,   b. 18 Jan 1519,   d. 15 Sep 1559  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 1539 
    Family ID F290846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Succeeding his father as an infant, he reigned as King of Hungary from 1540 to 1570, though for much of this time the country was governed by his mother, Isabella, with the support of Suleiman the Magnificent . John passed the Edict of Torda , first broad decree of religious freedom in the modern history of Europe (1568), and supported the establishment of the Unitarian Church in Transylvania . John encouraged respect for and open dialogue between all religious viewpoints; he sponsored a public debate between Catholics, Lutherans, Calvinists, and Unitarians.
      After his abdication as King of Hungary (in favor of the Habsburgs) he became the first Prince of Transylvania (1570-1571). His will left the throne of Transylvania to his treasurer, Gáspár Békés , but the nobles did not honor his wishes and elected Stephen Báthory as their voivode. This led to a brief civil war, which ended in Báthory's victory.


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