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Kingdom of 

(1526–1804)

Principality of 

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(1570–1692)

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Transylvania

Historical Figure - Counts Pétar Zrinski/Péter Zrínyi & Fran Krsto Frankopan/Frangepán Ferenc Kristóf

Principality of 

Hungary

Habsburg Monarchy*

Public Domain

Ottoman Empire*

​​Wesselényi Conspiracy (1664-1670)
After several unfavorable changes between the Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire in Europe, several Croatian and Hungarian nobility conspired to overthrow the Habsburgs. The key campaign leaders were Count Pétar Zrinski, Count Fran Krsto Frankopani and the Hungarian Count Ferenc Wesselény. In 1671, the conspiracy was found out and all three men were imprisoned and then executed in Wiener-Neustadt, Habsburg Monarchy (today Wiener-Neustadt, Austria). ​​​​​Pétar wrote a farewell letter to his wife Katarina Frankopana, "My dear heart; Do not be too sorrowful and upset on account of this letter. God's will be done. Tomorrow at ten o'clock they will cut off my head and your brother's too. Today we pardoned each other with all our heart. Therefore I ponder this letter and ask you for everlasting forgiveness. If I have mistreated you in some way, or offended you, as well I know, forgive me. In the name of our Father, I am quite prepared to die and am not afraid. I hope that the Almighty God who has humiliated me in this world will have mercy on me. I would pray to him and ask him to whom tomorrow I hope to come that we may meet each other in everlasting glory before the Lord. I know nothing else to write to you about, neither our son nor the rest of our poor possessions. I have left this to God's will. Do not be sorry, everything had to be so. In Wiener Neustadt, the day before the last day of my life, at seven o'clock in the evening, April 29th, 1671. May Almighty God bless you together with our daughter Aurora Veronika." - Count Pétar Zrinski

8x-Great-grandparents

Ottoman

Croatia

A Vasal State of 

Died:

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Lived:

Lived:

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(1570–1692)

A Crownland of 

(1570–1692)

Monarchy

Ilona Zrínyi in the Munkács Castle 

with her children, facing the Habsburg judges

1859 by painter Victor Madarász

​Hungarian National Gallery​​

Born:

Public Domain

Kingdom of 

Transylvania

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A Constituent land of

Habsburg Monarchy*

FAMILY TREE: Rákóczy / Zrínyi (Zrinski) / Frangepán (Frankopan)

9x-Great-grandfather and 10x-Great-uncle to von Trapp children
Count Pétar Zrinski (Croatian) / Zrínyi Péter (Hungarian)
Count Fran Krsto Frankopan (Croatian) / Ferenc Kristóf Frangepán (Hungarian) 
Croatian & Hungarian Freedom-Fighters



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9x-Great-grandparents

Croatia 

Commenarative coin from  

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Habsburg Monarchy*

Habsburg 

(1527–1868)

Count Andreas Báthory van Somlyó​

1597-1637 (m. date unknown)

Born: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

Countess Anna Zakreszka

1600-1658 (m. date unknown)

Born: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth

Mother of six, two with Wolkenstien: Countess Sophia Báthory (m. Prince György II Rákóczy)


Kingdom of 

​​​​​​​Kingdom Hungary

The Kingdom of Hungary has existed in many forms from 1000–1918.  From 1526–1699, the Habsburg Monarchy ruled Royal Hungary and from 1541-1699, the Ottoman Empire ruled territories which were part of historical Medieval Hungary. From 1699-1867, both territories fell under the rule of the Austrian Empire. From 1867-1918, with the formation of the Dual Monarchy, it became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. After WWII, it became the Hungarian Peoples Republic, a Satellite State under the Soviet Union. In 1989, it gained its own independence as a country.

A Vasal State of 

(1299–1922)

Historical Figure - Countess Ilona Zrínyi / Jelena Zrinska

Born:

Born:

Ottoman Empire*

Ottoman

(1570-1711)

(1526–1804)

Transylvania

Hungary

A Crownland of 

Vuk II Krsto Frankopan Tržački

1578-1652 (m. date unknown)

Born: Pápa, Kingdom of Hungary, 

Habsburg Monarchy (today Hungary), from Croatian heritage
Countess Uršula Inhofer

Unknown dates

Born: Bratislava (today Slovenia)

Mother of ten: Countess Katarina Frankopana (m. Petar Zrinski) and +9

(1570-1711)

(1570–1692)

Kingdom of

Polish–Lithuanian

Lived:

(1527–1804)

Historical Figure - Countess Katarina Frankopan Zrinska / Katalin Frangepán Zrínyi

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9x-Great-grandmother
Countess Katarina Frankopan Zrinska (Croatian) / 
Katalin Frangepán Zrínyi (Hungarian) 
Poet & Arts Patron / Croatian and Hungarian National Heroine


  ​Countess Katarina Frankopana, later known as Katarina Zrinska, was born 1625 in Bosiljevo, Kingdom of Croatia (today Bosiljevo, Croatia), under the Habsburg Monarchy. The daughter of Military Commander Count Vuk II Krsto Frankopani and 2nd wife Countess Uršula Inhofer. Katarina was a poet, patron of the arts and fought for Croatian & Hungarian freedom from the Habsburgs. A highly educated scholar, she was well-read and fluent in Croatian, German, Hungarian, Latin, and Italian. In 1661, she published a prayer book in the Republic of Venice, as a gift for Ivan Belostenec, a Croatian linguist and lexicographer. Her book was re-printed in 1687 and 1715 in Ljubljana (today Slovenia) and then again in 2005 in Čakovec, Croatia. In 1641, she married Count Petar Zrinski and together had four children: Ilona  (​​m. Prince Ferenc I Rákóczy), Judita, Ivan, and Aurora. In 1664, after several unfavorable changes ​​​between the Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire in Europe, several Croatian and Hungarian nobility, including Katarina, planned to overthrow the Habsburgs - known as the Magnate Conspiracy (1664-1670). Katarina's husband, Petar Zrinski, her half-brother, Fran Krsto Frankopani, and the Hungarian Count Ferenc Wesselényi were key leaders. In 1671, the conspiracy was found out and all three men were imprisoned and executed. Katarina was also imprisoned and sentenced to spend the rest of her life in a Dominican Convent in Graz. In 1996, a Croatian stamp was issued and in 1999, to honor her, the Croatian National Bank issued a silver commemorative coin depicting her face. Today, similar coins are sold as commutative gifts within Croatia and Hungary, as seen at left.​  

A Vasal State of 

Habsburg Monarchy*

Transylvania

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Prince Ferenc I Rákóczy

1645-1676 (m. 1666)

Born: Gyulafehérvár, Principality of Transylvania, a Vassal State of Ottoman Empire ​​(today Alba Iulia, Romania)

Died: Zboró, Kingdom of Hungry, a Crownland of Habsburg Monarchy 

(today Zborov, Slovakia)

History: Elected Prince by the 1652 Transylvanian Diet, by 1660 he was removed from office by the Ottoman Empire for his father's participation in the Battle of Magierów. Later, he joined his Father-in-law in the anti-Habsburg Wesselényi Conspiracy (1664-1670). When the upraising failed, he was the only leading member not executed, due to the high ransom paid by his influential mother​​ Countess Sophia Báthory.

(1299-1922)

A Crownland of 

A Crownland of 

Habsburg Monarchy*

Kingdom of Croatia

The Kingdom of Croatia has 
existed in many forms from 925–1918. From 1526–1804, the area was a Crownland of the Habsburg Monarchy. From 1804-1867, it was by the Austrian Empire. From 1867–1918, it was the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, ruled by the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. From 1918-1945, the area was part of Kingdom of Yugoslavia. Under the Soviet Union from 1945-1992, it was the Socialist Federal Repbulic of Yugoslavia. Croatia gained its independence as a country in 1992. 

(1526–1804)

Duchy of

Habsburg 

A part of the

Ottoman Empire*

Lived:

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(1526–1804)

Habsburg Monarchy*

Kingdom of 

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(1570-1711)

Principality of 

Countess Katarina Frankopana

1625-1673 (m. 1640)

Born: Bosiljevo, Kingdom of Croatia (today Bosiljevo, Croatia)

History: Croatian & Hungarian heroine, poet & arts patron

Mother of four: Countess Ilona Zrínyi (m. Prince Ferenc I Rákóczy) ​and +3

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Croatia

Empire

Carniola

(1569–1795)

(1526–1867)

Princess Ilona Zrínyi (Hungarian) Jelena Zrinska(Croatian)

1643-1703 (m. 1st 1666, m. 2nd 1688 Prince Imre Thököly)

Born: Ozalj, Kingdom of Croatia, a Crownland of Habsburg Monarchy

(today Ozalj, Croatia)

Died in exile: Izmit, Ottoman Empire (today Izmit, Turkey)

With Ferenc I Rákóczy, mother of three: Prince György Rákóczy, Princess Julianna Rákóczy (m. Count Johann Gobert von Aspremont-Lynden), and Prince Ferenc Rákóczy II famous for the Hungarian 1703-11 uprising attempt against the Habsburgs Monarchy (m. Charlotte Amalie von Hessen)

With Imre Thököly, mother of one: Princess Erzsébet Thököly

History: Known as one of the greatest Hungarian and Croatian heroines.

Principality of 

*Territory under either Ottoman Empire or Habsburg rule

(1527–1868)

(1526–1867)

(1527–1868)

(1527–1868)

A Crownland of 

Kingdom of Hungary

Habsburg Monarchy*

A Vasal State of 

Croatia 

(1364–1918)

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(1526–1804)

(1526–1867)

Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire existed between 1299–1922. It was multinational, multilingual and at its height, controlled much of 
Southeast Europe, parts of Central Europe, Western Asia, the 
Caucasus, North Africa, and the 
Horn of Africa. The Capital was 
Constantinople (today Istanbul, Turkey).

10x-Great-grandparents

Honoring the von Trapp 
​and Whitehead Heritage
​​​​

Count Pétar Zrinski

1621-1671 (m. 1640)

Born: Verbovac, Kingdom of Croatia (today Verbovac, Croatia)

Viceroy of Croatia & Poet/ writer along with his brother Nikola Zrinski
History: Executed for Anti-Habsburg Wesselényi Conspiracy (1664-1670)

8x-Great-grandmother

Countess Ilona Zrínyi (Hungarian) / Jelena Zrinska (Croatian) (1643-1703)

Hungarian & Croatian National Heroine


​In 1643, Ilona was born in Ozalj, Kingdom of Croatia, under Habsburg Monarchy (today Ozalj, Croatia). Already in her childhood, Ilona was known for her intelligence and beauty. ​In 1666, she married Prince of Transylvania, Ferenc I Rákóczy. Ferenc I joined many noblemen, including Ilona's father Petar Zrinski and Uncle Fran Krsto Frankopan in the anti-Habsburg Wesselényi ​Conspiracy (1664-1671), attempting Hungarian freedom from the Habsburg Monarchy. When the upraising failed, her father and uncle were executed. Five years later, her husband died, leaving Ilona a widow with two young child, Julianna and Ferenc II.


In 1682, she remarried Hungarian Prince Imre Thököly and joined his Kuruc rebel uprising allied with Ottoman forces. After several defeats for the freedom-fighters, her last stronghold was Palanok Castle in Munkács (today in Western Ukraine). From 1685-1688, Ilona lead the defense of her castle with her people and her children by her side. Using her uncle's "battle manual", she and her followers successfully thwarted the Austrian Habsburg military's attempts to siege the castle for three years. Tragically betrayed from within, she finally had to surrender and negotiated amnesty for her followers. She and her children, Juilianna and Ferenc II, were taken to Vienna, where in violation of their pact, they were taken from her and she was imprisoned at the Convent of the Ursulines. In 1691, her husband Imre, still fighting in Upper Hungary, captured a Habsburg General and arranged for a prisoner exchange, the General for Ilona. But In 1699, the uprising finally failed and the fighting ended. Ilona and Imre were exiled to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (today Turkey). In 1703, she died and was buried in Izmit (today Turkey).  Two hundred years later, in 1906, her remains were moved and reinterred with her son's Ferenc II in Kassa, Hungary (today Košice, Slovakia).​

(1527–1868)

Prince György I Rákóczy 

1593 –1648 (m. date unknown)

Born: Szerencs, Principality of Transylvania, part of the Ottoman Empire 

Portrait: painted by Rembrandt, Dutch artist

Zsuzsanna Lorántffy 

1602–1660 (m. date unknown)​

Born: Ónod, Kingdom of Hungary

Mother of two:Prince György II Rákóczy (m. Countess Sophia Báthory) and +1

2017 Commemorative Coin

from the Catalog of Croatian Jewlery Retailer, Zaks

Croatia 

Hungary

Public Domain

Died in exhile in:

Principality of 

(1570–1692)

Zrinski and Frankopan

in the Wiener-Neustadt Prison

1864 by painter Viktor Madarasz 

​Hungarian National Gallery


Honoring Agathe's Maternal Side, 8x to 10x-Great-grandparents to the von Trapp Children

​​​​Principality of Transylvania

A semi-independent state from 1570-1867, ruled primarily by 
Hungarian princes, lands included 
traditional Transylvania and part of 
eastern regions of Hungary.  From 1570-1692, the area was a Vasal of the Ottoman Empire and between 
1711–1804 it was a Crownland of 
the Habsburg Monarchy, then ruled by the Austrian Empire until 1867. It was under the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918, which then became Union of Romania. Briefly part of Hungary again  and then part of Romania under the Soviet Union after WWII. Romania gained its independence as a country in 1989.

(1526-1867)

A Crownland of 

Photo: Public Domain

(1526–1804)

Transylvania

Public Domain

*Territory under either Ottoman Empire or Habsburg rule

(1570-1711)

Lived:

*Territory under either Ottoman Empire or Habsburg rule

Kingdom of

Kingdom of

Kingdom of

A Crownland of 

Ottoman Empire*

(1526–1804)

Countess Sophia Báthory 

​1629-1680 (m. 1643)

Born: Szilágysomlyó, Principality of Transylvania (today Şimleu Silvaniei, Romania)

Mother of:Prince Ferenc I Rákóczy (m. Countess Ilona Zrínyi)

Born:

Ottoman Empire

(1526–1804)

Monarchy

(1570-1711)

Empire*

A Crownland of 

Prince György II Rákóczy 

​1621-1660 (m. 1643)

Born: Sárospatak, Royal Hungary  

(today Sárospatak, Hungary)

History: 1642 elected Prince of Transylvania

Lived:

Count Juraj V Zrinski

1599 – 1626 (m. 1695)

Born: Čakovec, Kingdom of Croatia, Habsburg Monarchy

Position: Croatian Ban viceroy 

Countess Magdalena Széchy

1670-1731 (m. 1695)

Born: Mekinje, Duchy of Carniola, Roman Empire (today Slovenia)

Mother of two: Nikola Zrinski and Petar Zrinski (m. Countess Katarina Frankopana)