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Franz Leopold Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasfold (von Nádasdy auf Fogaras)

Also Known As: "Franjo Ferenc", "Franz Leopold von Nádasdy auf Fogaras"
Birthplace: Bad Radkersburg, Styria, Austria
Death: March 22, 1783 (74)
Karlovac, Croatia
Immediate Family:

Son of GR Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld and GR Rosalia Rebeca von Schrattenbach
Husband of Suzanne Drašković (Malatinszky van Felso-Alsómalatin) and Maria Maximilliana von Rothal, countess
Father of Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasfold; Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd and Borbála Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld
Brother of GR Lipót Florian Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld; GR Boldizsár Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld; József Krisztián Nádasdy; Franziska Nádasdy and Mária Terézia Nádasdy
Half brother of Anna Julianna Nádasdy

Occupation: Hrvatski ban, altábornagy
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About Graf Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld

Franjo Nadasdy (1708.-1783.) ustoličen je 1756. godine u Varaždinu za bana Hrvatske i kapetana Kraljevine. Odlučio je Varaždin učiniti stalnim boravištem i političkim središtem zemlje, u kojemu će stalno zasjedati Hrvatski Sabor. Odlukom carice Marije Terezije postao je 1767. godine predsjednikom Hrvatskog kraljevskog namjesničkog vijeća u Varaždinu.

Oženjen je Suzanom Malatinski, udovicom grofa Kazimira Draškovića. Nastanio se u palači obitelji Drašković na glavnom varaždinskom trgu. U Varaždinu je stalno boravio do katastrofalnog požara grada. Slikar Anton Deuetscher, podrijetlom Slovenac, oslikao je 17 godine pjevalište u crkvi Sv. Marije Magdalene u Ivancu, pokraj Varaždina.

Nádasdy, Franz Leopold Graf (auf Fogáras), * 30. 9. 1708 Radkersburg (Steiermark), † 22. 3. 1783 Karlovac (Kroatien), Offizier. Schlug 1743 im Österreichischen Erbfolgekrieg die Bayern bei Braunau (Oberösterreich), hatte großen Anteil am Sieg von Kolin (1757) und eroberte 1757 die Festung Schweidnitz. 1756 zum Banus von Kroatien und 1758 von Maria Theresia zum Feldmarschall ernannt.

Franz Leopold von Nádasdy was born on September 30 1708 in a Hungarian family of old nobility. He was the son of count Franz and Rosa countess Schrattenbach.

In 1727, Nádasdy joined the Csáky Hussars.

By 1734, Nádasdy was colonel of the Czungenberg Hussars.

At the beginning of the War of the Austrian Succession, in 1741, Nádasdy bought the former Csáky Hussars (the regiment remained his property till his death). In November of the same year, he captured Neuhaus in Bohemia from the Franco-Bavarian army. Then, while an Austrian army besieged Prague, Nádasdy at the head of a body of cavalry raided the French frontier and occupied Neuburg in the Upper Palatinate.

In 1743, Nádasdy served in Bavaria where he captured Wasserburg and Friedberg. After defeating Minucci at Braunau in March, he captured Oetting, Burghausen, Mülldorf.

In July 1744, Nádasdy took part to the crossing of the Rhine. Leading the Austrian vanguard. He then won engagements at Hagenau and Elsass-Zabern. The same year, he was promoted major-general.

On February 15 1745, Nádasdy married Maria Maximilliana countess Rottal. During this campaign, he served in Upper Silesia. On September 30, he took part to the battle of Soor where he captured the war chest of the Prussian army. The same year, he was promoted general of cavalry and received the commandment of the fortress of Ofen.

In 1746, Nádasdy was transferred to the Italian theatre of operation. On March 17, he attacked a relief force at Guastalla. On June 16, he took part to the victorious battle of Piacenza. On August 12, he was at the indecisive battle of Rottofreddo. He also saw action at Novi and Genoa.

In February 1747, Nádasdy continued the siege of Genoa during the Austrian retreat.

In 1756, Nádasdy's wife, Maria Maximilliana, died. The same year, Nádasdy was appointed Ban of Croatia.

In 1757, Nádasdy raised new troops in the Lower Danube countries before joining Daun's army who was advancing against the Prussian army besieging Prague. On June 18, at the battle of Kolin, Nádasdy led the decisive flank attack which gave victory to the Austrian army. After this victory, he received the Great-Cross of the Maria-Theresien-Orden. On August 13, Nádasdy took part to the combat of Landeshut. On September 7, Nádasdy led the successful attack on an isolated Prussian corps at Moys. Finally, on November 13 after besieging Schweidnitz for only 16 days, he captured this important fortress. On December 5 at the battle of Leuthen, Nádasdy led the cavalry of the Austrian left wing. He suffered from biased reports of his conduct during the battle and never assumed command again for the rest of the war.

In 1758, Nádasdy retired to Croatia where he dedicated his energy to the reorganisation of the Grenz Infanterie regiments of the Balkan provinces of the empire.

On February 15 1759, Nádasdy married again, this time with Maria Susanna baroness von Rabatinsky.

In 1778, Franz Leopold was promoted commander of the army of Galicia in prevision of a war against Prussia. As soon as peace was signed, he abandoned the army. He was now 70 years old.


Archenholz, J. W., The History of the Seven Years War in Germany, translated by F. A. Catty, Francfort, 1843, p. 141

Skala, Harald, Österreichische Militärgeschichte

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Graf Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld's Timeline

September 30, 1708
Bad Radkersburg, Styria, Austria
July 24, 1745
August 13, 1749
December 25, 1750
March 22, 1783
Age 74
Karlovac, Croatia