Person:Charles I of Hungary (1)

Charles I of Hungary
d.16 Jul 1342 Visegrád, Hungary
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Name Charles I of Hungary
Gender Male
Birth? 1288 Napoli, Italy
Death? 16 Jul 1342 Visegrád, Hungary
Other? House of Capet-Anjou

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Charles I (1288 – 16 July 1342), also known as Charles Robert (Caroberto), was the first King of Hungary and Croatia (1308–42) of the House of Anjou.[1] He was also descended from the old Hungarian Árpád dynasty. His claim to the throne of Hungary was contested by several pretenders. Nevertheless, although he was only a child when his grandfather, King Charles II of Naples sent him to Hungary in 1300, Charles would strengthen his rule in the kingdom against his opponents and the powerful magnates following a long series of internal struggles. Charles also carried out numerous important political and economical reforms: he established the so-called honor system which made the powerful barons dependent of his favour, and he introduced new coins with a consistently high purity of gold. Charles's foreign policy largely stemmed from dynastic alliances. His most successful achievement was the mutual defense union with Poland and Bohemia against the Habsburgs. Charles also endeavoured to enforce his or his descendants' claim to the Kingdom of Naples, but he could achieve only sham results. Nevertheless, he was one of the most successful rulers of the Kingdom of Hungary whose efforts established his successor's achievements.

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  1.   Charles I of Hungary, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   CHARLES ROBERT of Sicily, son of CHARLES MARTEL of Sicily, Prince of Salerno [KÁROLY I titular King of Hungary] [Anjou-Capet] & his wife Klementia von Habsburg (1288-Visegrad 16 Jul or 15 Aug 1342, bur Székesfehérvár), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.