Louis II of Hungary

Louis II of Hungary

Louis Jagiellon (July 1, 1506, Buda (now Budapest), Hungary – August 29, 1526 in Mohács, Hungary) was King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia from 1516 to 1526.

Early life

Louis was the son of Ladislaus V Jagiellon and his third wife, Anne de Foix.

After his father's death in 1516, the minor Louis II ascended to the throne of Hungary and Bohemia upon his father's death. Louis had been adopted by Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1515. When Maximilian I died in 1519, Louis was raised by his legal guardian, his cousin Georg von Hohenzollern, margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.


Louis owed allegiance to the Imperial Habsburgs as a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.

In 1522 Louis II was married to Mary of Habsburg, a Habsburg princess, granddaughter of Maximilian I, as stipulated by the First Congress of Vienna in 1515. His sister Anne was married to Archduke Ferdinand of Austria, then a governor on behalf of his brother Charles V, and later Emperor Ferdinand I.

On 29 August, 1526, Louis was killed in the Battle of Mohács while leading his forces against Suleiman the Magnificent of the Ottoman Empire. He had no legitimate children. Ferdinand and Anne succeeded Louis in his Kingdom of Bohemia, but Hungary, largely conquered by the Turks, was further put into succession dispute between János Szapolyai on one hand and Ferdinand and Anne on the other.


Jagiellons in Natural Line

Although Louis II's marriage remained childless, he probably had an illegitimate offspring with his mother's former lady-in-waiting, Angelitha Wass before his marriage. This child was called John (János in Hungarian) and his name appears in the sources of the Chamber in Vienna as either János Wass or János Lanthos, which can refer to the fact that he used his mother's name first, then that of his 'jobs's', Lanthos that means 'lutanist, bard'. He received incomes from Royal Treasury regularly. He had further offsprings.



*Takáts, Sándor: II. Lajos király fia (A Son of King Louis II Jagiellon), "Századok" ("Periodical Centuries"), pp. 183-185, 1903

Names in other languages

* _hu. II. Lajos
* _de. Ludwig II.
* _cs. Ludvík
* _sk. Ľudovít II
* _hr. Ludovik II.
* _pl. Ludwik II.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Louis I of Hungary — Lajos Nagy redirects here. For the footballer, see Lajos Nagy (footballer). Louis I King of Hungary and Croatia Reign 21 July 1342 – 10 September 1382 ( 1000000000000004000000 …   Wikipedia

  • Louis — or Louÿs may refer to the given English and French name Louis, or the following:Royalty* Louis, 7th duc de Broglie, French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate * Louis, Duke of Savoy, the Duke of Savoy from 1440 to 1465 * Louis I of Hungary, King… …   Wikipedia

  • Louis I — may refer to:* Louis the Pious, Louis I of France, the Pious (778–840), king of France and Holy Roman Emperor * Ludwig I of Thuringia (ruled 1123–1140) * Louis I of Blois (1172–1205) * Louis I Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (1173–1231) * Louis VIII …   Wikipedia

  • Louis of Taranto — Louis (1320 [Or 1308.] ndash; 26 May 1362), of the House of Anjou, was the Prince of Taranto from 1346 and King of Naples from 1352. He was a son of Philip I of Taranto and Catherine II of Valois, Princess of Achaea. His paternal grandparents… …   Wikipedia

  • Louis II — may refer to:* Louis II, Holy Roman Emperor (825–875). * Louis the German (804–876), king of East Francia. * Louis II of France the Stammerer (846–879). * Louis the Younger, king of East Francia (ruled 876–882). * Ludwig II of Thuringia (ruled… …   Wikipedia

  • Louis of Durazzo — (1324 ndash; July 22, 1362, Naples), was Count of Gravina and Morrone . He was the son of John of Gravina and Agnes of Périgord.In 1337, he was named Vicar and Captain General of the Kingdom of Albania. During the ascencion of the Durazzeschi at… …   Wikipedia

  • Louis of Anjou — may refer to *Louis of Anjou, Marquis of Pont à Mousson *Louis I of Hungary *Louis II of Naples *Louis of Toulouse …   Wikipedia

  • louis — /looh ee/; Fr. /lwee/, n., pl. louis /looh eez/; Fr. /lwee/. See louis d or. [1680 90] * * * (as used in expressions) Henry Louis Aaron Agassiz Jean Louis Rodolphe Aragon Louis Louis Andrieux Armstrong Louis Barrault Jean Louis Barthou Jean Louis …   Universalium

  • Louis — /looh is/ or, for 2, /looh ee/, n. 1. Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow), 1914 81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937 49. 2. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning loud battle. * * * (as used in expressions) Henry Louis Aaron Agassiz… …   Universalium

  • Hungary — • History of the country Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Hungary     Hungary     † Cathol …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.