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Stephen Báthory
d.12 Dec 1586 Hrodna, Belarus
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Name Stephen Báthory
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 Sep 1533 Șimleu Silvaniei, Sălaj, RomaniaSzilágysomlyó, Transylvania
Death[1] 12 Dec 1586 Hrodna, BelarusHrodna, Grand Duchy of Lithuania


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Stephen Báthory (; ; ; ; ; ; 27 September 1533 – 12 December 1586) was Voivode of Transylvania (1571–76), Prince of Transylvania (1576–86) and King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania (1576–86).

The son of Stephen VIII Báthory and a member of the Hungarian Báthory noble family, Báthory was a ruler of Transylvania in the 1570s, defeating another challenger for that title, Gáspár Bekes. In 1576 Báthory became the second elected king of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He worked closely with chancellor Jan Zamoyski. The first years of his reign were focused on establishing power, defeating a fellow claimant to the throne, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, and quelling rebellions, most notably, the Danzig rebellion. He reigned only a decade, but is considered one of the most successful kings in Polish history, particularly in the realm of military history. His signal achievement was his victorious campaign in Livonia against Russia in the middle part of his reign, in which he repulsed a Russian invasion of Commonwealth borderlands and secured a highly favorable treaty of peace (the Peace of Jam Zapolski).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Stephen Báthory, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).