Oligarch (Kingdom of Hungary)

An oligarch or provincial lord (Hungarian: tartományúr; formerly the term petty king was also used) was a powerful lord who administered huge contiguous territories through usurping royal prerogatives in the Kingdom of Hungary in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.[1][2]

A dozen provinces depicted in a map
The provinces ruled by the "oligarchs" (powerful lords) in the early 14th century

List of oligarchsEdit

Interregnum (1301–1310)Edit


  1. ^ Engel 2001, pp. 124–126.
  2. ^ Kontler 1999, p. 84.


  • Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
  • Kontler, László (1999). Millennium in Central Europe: A History of Hungary. Atlantisz Publishing House. ISBN 963-9165-37-9.