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Zapolya, John

Born: 1487 AD
Died: 1540 AD
Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: King

1487 – He was born at the castle of Szepesvar


1505 – At the famous Rakos diet, he began his public career


1522 – Zapolya placed himself at the head of a confederation to depose the palatine and the other great officers of state, but the attempt failed.


1521 – The Fortress of Belgrade got captured.


1526 – He became the leader the Hungarian nobles. They are in opposition to the foreign pretender was Ferdinand of Habsburg. They declared that no foreign ruler seated as King of Hungary.


1527 – He was defeated by Ferdinand, and was crowned by John’s adversaries. John retired to his stronghold in the Carpathians


1538 – Ferdinand became Zápolya’s descendant. When he died, his son John II Sigismund Zápolya succeeded him as Hungarian King and Ottoman vassal.