Person:Andrew III of Hungary (1)

Andrew III _____, of Hungary
b.Est 1265
  1. Andrew III _____, of HungaryEst 1265 - 1301
  • HAndrew III _____, of HungaryEst 1265 - 1301
  • WAgnes of Austria1281 - 1364
Facts and Events
Name Andrew III _____, of Hungary
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1265
Marriage to Agnes of Austria
Marriage to Fenenna of Kuyavia
Death[1] 14 Jan 1301 Buda, Pest-Pilis-Solt-Kis-Kun, Hungary
Reference Number? Q298056?

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Andrew III the Venetian (, ; 126514 January 1301) was King of Hungary and Croatia between 1290 and 1301. His father, Stephen the Posthumous, was the posthumous son of Andrew II of Hungary although Stephen's brothers considered him a bastard. Andrew grew up in Venice, and first arrived in Hungary upon the invitation of a rebellious baron, Ivan Kőszegi, in 1278. Kőszegi tried to play Andrew off against Ladislaus IV of Hungary, but the conspiracy collapsed and Andrew returned to Venice.

Being the last male member of the House of Árpád, Andrew was elected king after the death of King Ladislaus IV in 1290. He was the first Hungarian monarch to issue a coronation diploma confirming the privileges of the noblemen and the clergy. At least three pretenders—Albert of Austria, Mary of Hungary, and an adventurer—challenged his claim to the throne. Andrew expelled the adventurer from Hungary and forced Albert of Austria to conclude a peace within a year, but Mary of Hungary and her descendants did not renounce their claim. The Hungarian bishops and Andrew's maternal family from Venice were his principal supporters, but the leading Croatian and Slavonian lords were opposed to his rule.

Hungary was in a state of constant anarchy during Andrew's reign. The Kőszegis, the Csáks, and other powerful families autonomously governed their domains, rising up nearly every year in open rebellion against Andrew. With Andrew's death, the House of Árpád became extinct. A civil war ensued which lasted for more than two decades and ended with the victory of Mary of Hungary's grandson, Charles Robert.

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