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The Family of Charles I Robert

Author(s): Gyula Kristó
Subject(s): History
Published by: AETAS Könyv- és Lapkiadó Egyesület

Summary/Abstract: This study of the family history of King Charles I (Robert) (1301–1342) uses a strict genealogical approach to enumerate his wifes and children. In addition to the narrative sources, it makes use of an almost complete database of charters issued at the time, which reveal previously unknown details. The paper makes the following additions to the genealogy of the king. Charles Robert married four times. Between 1306 and 1309, his first wife was Mary, daughter of Duke Leo of Halych. From 1311 till the middle of 1318 he had a second wife, also called Mary, who was the daughter of Duke Casimir of Beuthen. His third wife from the end of 1318 (or the beginning of 1319) till November 1319 was Beatrix of Luxembourg, the younger sister of the Bohemian king. For the fourth time, he married in July 1320 Elizabeth Piast, younger sister of King Ladislaus I of Poland, mother of his legitimate heirs. We have no exact data on the number of his children. It was at the turn of 1317 and 1318 that his illegitimate son, who later became bishop of Győr, was born. In 1323 (and maybe another one in 1321 as well) a son by the name of Charles was born but he died in infancy. Prince Ladislaus lived between the end of 1324 and the beginning of 1329. Louis, who became king of Hungary (1342–1382), was born on 5 March, 1326. He was followed on November 30, 1327 by Andrew and on August 20, 1332 by Prince Stephen. Charles I must have had one or two daughters: the supposed Catherine, born in circa 1321, and Elizabeth, who must have been born between 1327 and 1332.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 14-28
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Hungarian