|Voivode of Transylvania|
|Successor||Benedict, son of Korlát|
He was first mentioned as ispán (comes) of Sopron County in 1198. He served as ban of Slavonia and besides that ispán of Zala County in 1199. He also functioned as ispán of Bihar County in that same year.
As a loyal supporter of King Emeric, his person undoubtedly was not the same as the other Nicholas, who served as the first palatine for Andrew II of Hungary, Emeric's brother and rival in the throne fights. Consequently, Nicholas, the ban of Slavonia for Prince Andrew in 1200 was also a different baron. However, it is possible that a Nicholas, who functioned as ispán of Szatmár County in 1181, marked voivode Nicholas' early political career. His son Stephen was a member of the entourage of Duke Béla in 1220.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 196.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 42.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 138.
- Engel 2001, p. 381.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 37.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 216.
- Zsoldos 2011, p. 332–333.
- Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
- (in Hungarian) Zsoldos, Attila (2011). Magyarország világi archontológiája, 1000–1301 ("Secular Archontology of Hungary, 1000–1301"). História, MTA Történettudományi Intézete. Budapest. ISBN 978-963-9627-38-3