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Emerik Derenčin (Hungarian: Imre Derencsényi, Croatian: Mirko Derenčin) was a Hungarian-Croatian nobleman remembered as the commander of the Croatian troops in the 1493 Battle of Krbava Field.

Emerik Derenčin
Imre Derencsényi
Ban of Croatia
In office
April 1493 – 9 September 1493
Preceded byLadislav of Egervár
Succeeded byLadislaus Kanizsai
Personal details
Spouse(s)Ursula Zapolya
ParentsJános Derencsényi
Military service
Battles/warsBattle of Krbava Field (1493)

He was a member of the Derencsényi family from the kindred of Balog.[1] Prior to becoming the ban, Derenčin was the military captain of Senj,[2] and the ban of Jajce.[3]

Derencsényi and John Both were named the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia and Ban of Slavonia in 1493.[4] In the Battle of Krbava Field, the Croats under Derenčin suffered a devastating loss, and Derenčin himself was taken captive and killed.

FamilyEdit

Derencsényi married Orsolya Zápolya, sister of Stephen Zápolya, the Palatine of Hungary. They had two sons and, probably, a daughter.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marek, Miroslav. "Derencsényi family". Genealogy.EU.
  2. ^ Tomislav Maretić (ed.), Dragutin Boranić (ed.), Zbornik za narodni život i običaje južnih Slavena, Volume 29, Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1933, p. 30.
  3. ^ Vjekoslav Klaić, Povijest Hrvata: I Treće doba, Book 1. Zagreb: Tisak i naklada knjižare L. Hartmana, 1904, p. 192.
  4. ^ a b Markó, László: A magyar állam főméltóságai Szent Istvántól napjainkig – Életrajzi Lexikon pp. 445-446. (The High Officers of the Hungarian State from Saint Stephen to the Present Days – A Biographical Encyclopedia) (2nd edition); Helikon Kiadó Kft., 2006, Budapest; ISBN 963-547-085-1.
Political offices
Preceded by
Ladislaus Egervári
Ban of Croatia
alongside John Both de Bajna

1493
Succeeded by
Ladislaus Kanizsai