Bálint Drugeth

Bálint Drugeth de Geren et Homonna (Hungarian: gereni és homonnai Drugeth Bálint; 1577 – 7 November 1609), also anglicized as Valentine Drugeth, was judge royal of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1608 to 1609.

Bálint Drugeth
Judge royal
Reign1608–1609
PredecessorZsigmond Forgách
SuccessorZsigmond Forgách
Born1577
Died7 November 1609(1609-11-07) (aged 31–32)
Ungvár, Kingdom of Hungary
(today: Uzhhorod, Ukraine)
Noble familyHouse of Drugeth
Spouse(s)Erzsébet Rákóczi
Krisztina Horváth
Issue
István (d. 1610)
FatherIstván Drugeth
MotherFruzsina Török

Early lifeEdit

Bálint was the son of István Drugeth, ispán (or head) of Ung County, and Fruzsina Török.[1] He was born in 1577.[1]

CareerEdit

He joined Stephen Bocskai in early 1605.[1] Bocskai named Drugeth his successor in his last will.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Markó 2000, p. 262.
  2. ^ Andea 2009, p. 115.

SourcesEdit

  • Andea, Susana (2009). "Political Evolution in the 17th Century-From Stephen Bocskai to Michael Apafi". In Pop, Ioan-Aurel; Nägler, Thomas; Magyari, András (eds.). The History of Transylvania, Vo. II (From 1541 to 1711). Romanian Academy, Center for Transylvanian Studies. pp. 113–131. ISBN 973-7784-04-9.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Markó, László (2000). A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig: Életrajzi Lexikon [Great Officers of State in Hungary from King Saint Stephen to Our Days: A Biographical Encyclopedia] (in Hungarian). Magyar Könyvklub. ISBN 963-547-085-1.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
Bálint Drugeth
Born: 1577 Died: 7 November 1609
Political offices
Preceded by
Zsigmond Forgách
Judge royal
1608–1609
Succeeded by
Zsigmond Forgách