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Királyfalvi János (†1603) ítélőmester hivatali pályája
The Career of Protonotarius János Királyfalvi (†1603)

Author(s): Tamás Fejér
Subject(s): 16th Century
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Királyfalvi János; career;bibiliography;
Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present on the basis of archival sources the two-decade long career of protonotarius János Királyfalvi spent in the service of central government institutions of the Transylvanian Principality. The study focuses especially on those aspects of his career, which will facilitate the compilation of the archontology of chancellery staff. Királyfalvi began his career as a scribe in the princely chancellery in 1581, from 1588 to 1591 he appears in sources as secretary, and in 1589–1591 as assessor of princely Table. From 1592 he held the so-called director causarum office, and from 1600 until his death occured in the spring of 1603 in Prague, he functioned as protonotarius. A part of his possessions acquired throughout his career were in the Fehér county, another part in Szeklerland. Considering that he operated mainly in the capital of the Principality, he tried to acquire estates nearby Gyulafehérvár, where otherwise he possessed a house. By his wife, Borbála Szász, he had two children, but they did not followed their father’s example, namely they didn’t held offices in the institutions of central government.

  • Page Range: 63-79
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Hungarian