György Szapolyai

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György Szapolyai

Birthplace: Of Szepesvar,Szepes Megye,Hungary
Death: August 29, 1526 (33-42)
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Son of István Szapolyai and Hedvig - Jadwiga Piast
Fiancé of Elisabeth (Elizabeta, Jelena) Hunyadi
Brother of I. János Szapolyai, magyar király; Barbara Zápolya, Queen Consort of Poland and Grand Duchess consort of Lithuania; Magdolna Szapolyai and Jurgis Zapojajis
Half brother of Szapolyai - Zápolya Krisztina and Veronika Szapolyai

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About György Szapolyai

Count György (George) Zápolya de Szepes (Croatian: Juraj Zapolja, Hungarian: Szapolyai György or Zápolya György, Romanian: Gheorghe Zápolya, Slovak: Juraj Zápoľský; c. 1488 – 29 August 1526) was a Hungarian magnate, son of Palatine István Zápolya and younger brother of King John I of Hungary (János Zápolya). He served as Hereditatry Lord Lieutenant (Count; supremus et perpetuus comes) of Szepes County.

He was relegated to the political life besides his brother. He was engaged Elisabeth Corvinus, daughter of John Corvinus, in 1504, but the last surviving member of the Hunyadi family died in 1508. He became one of the commanders of the Hungarian Royal Army in the Battle of Mohács, the other one was Archbishop of Kalocsa Pál Tomori. György Zápolya disappeared and presumably died in the battle.

According to a hypothesis by a court chaplain, Miklós Tatai, Zápolya murdered King Louis II of Hungary, who escaped from the battle, in the house of the vicar in Dunaszekcső. The historians do not accept this report as credible.

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György Szapolyai's Timeline

Of Szepesvar,Szepes Megye,Hungary
August 29, 1526
Age 38