Person:Charles Martel of Anjou (1)

Charles Martel of Anjou
b.8 Sep 1271
d.12 Aug 1295
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Name Charles Martel of Anjou
Alt Name Martel of Karoly I Hungary, Martel of I
Alt Name Karoly I Martel King of Hungary, I
Alt Name Karoly I Martel King of Hungary, I
Gender Male
Alt Birth? SEP 1271 of, Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Birth[1] 8 Sep 1271
Marriage JAN 1281 to Klementia of Habsburg
Death[1] 12 Aug 1295
Alt Death? 12 AUG 1295 , Napoli, Napoli, Italy
Ancestral File Number 880Z-86


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Charles Martel (8 September 1271 – 12 August 1295) of the Angevin dynasty, also known as Charles I Martel, was the eldest son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary, the daughter of King Stephen V of Hungary.

The 18-year-old Charles Martel was set up by Pope Nicholas IV and the ecclesiastical party as the titular King of Hungary (1290–1295) as successor of his maternal uncle, the childless Ladislaus IV of Hungary against whom the Pope had already earlier declared a crusade.

He never managed to govern the Kingdom of Hungary, where an agnate of the Árpád dynasty, his cousin Andrew III of Hungary actually ruled that period. Charles Martel was, however, successful in asserting his claim in Kingdom of Croatia, then in personal union with Hungary.

Charles Martel died young in Naples, during the lifetime of his parents. His son, Charles (or Charles Robert), would ultimately succeed where he had failed in winning the throne of Hungary.

Charles was apparently known personally to Dante: in the Divine Comedy, the poet speaks warmly of and to Charles's spirit when they meet in the Heaven of Venus (in Paradiso VIII).

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Martel of Anjou, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).