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Babonić family

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The Babonić (Hungarian: Babonics/Vodicsai) was a Croatian noble family from medieval Slavonia whose most notable members were Bans (viceroys) of Slavonia and Croatia. Their rise began at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries when they received enormous estates from the Kings of Hungary.[3][4][5] They were related to the Counts of Gorizia, the Venetian Morosini family and the Bosnian Kotromanić dynasty through intermarriages.[3]

CountryKingdom of Croatia (under Hungary)
Founded13th century[1]
FounderStjepan I (nicknamed Babon)[2]
Final rulerIvan I[2]
TitlesCount of Gorizia and Vodica[2]
Ban of Primorje
Ban of Slavonia
Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Dissolution14th century (the Blagaj branch perished in the 16th century)[1]
Cadet branchesCounts of Blagaj[2]


Family treeEdit

Below is the complete family tree based on Hungarian historian Pál Engel's Medieval Hungarian Genealogy[6] and Attila Zsoldos' Archontology.

  • Stjepan I, nicknamed Babon
  • Babonega I
    • Stjepan II Babonić (fl. 1243–1256), Ban of Primorje (banus maritimus) between 1243 and 1249
      • Stjepan III Babonić (fl. 1273–1300), Ban of Slavonia in or before 1295, from the Krajna branch of the family
        • Ladislav I Babonić (fl. 1293)
        • Stjepan V Babonić(fl. 1293)
          • Henrik Babonić (fl. 1345)
          • Stjepan VI Babonić (fl. 1345)
      • Radoslav I Babonić (fl. 1273–1293), Ban of Slavonia (1288, 1292, 1294)
    • Babonega II Babonić (fl. 1249–1256)
      • Nikola I Babonić (fl. 1278–1292)
      • Stjepan IV Babonić (fl. 1278–1316), Ban of Slavonia (1299, 1310–1316) from the Krupa branch of the family.
        • Juraj Babonić (fl. 1321–1336)
        • Ivan II Babonić (fl. 1321–1328)
        • Denis Babonić (fl. 1321–1370)
        • Pavao Babonić (fl. 1321–1381), died without heirs.
      • Ivan I Babonić (fl. 1284–1334), Ban of Slavonia between 1317 and 1322, Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia in 1322
        • a daughter (fl. 1328), married Peter II Kőszegi, the ancestor of the Herceg de Szekcső family.
      • Oton Babonić (fl. 1284–1300)
      • Radoslav II Babonić (fl. 1284–1314)
        • Nikola II Babonić (fl. 1321–1330)
        • Dujam Babonić (fl. 1321–1369), ancestor of the Blagaj family

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Babonići (Babonegi, Babonezi, Babonezići, Babonezovići, Babonežići)". Croatian Biographical Lexicon by Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  2. ^ a b c d "Babonići (Babonegi, Babonezi, Babonežići)". Croatian Encyclopedia by Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography (online edition). Retrieved 2017-10-28.
  3. ^ a b Koszta 1994, p. 73.
  4. ^ Curta 2006, p. 399.
  5. ^ Fine 1994, p. 149.
  6. ^ Engel: Genealógia (Genus Babonić)


  • Curta, Florin (2006). Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500–1250. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-89452-4.
  • Fine, John V. A (1994). The Late Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest. The University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08260-4.
  • Koszta, László (1994). "Babonić". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc. Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9–14. század) [Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th–14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 73. ISBN 963-05-6722-9.