See also:Frederick II., count of Cilli, and
See also:Elizabeth Frangepan . Of his youth we know nothing certain . About 1432 he married Catherine, daughter of
See also:George Brankovich,
See also:despot of
See also:Servia . His influence in the troubled affairs of Hungary and the
See also:Empire early 'Overshadowed that of his
See also:father, together with whom he was made a
See also:prince of the Empire by the emperor
See also:Sigismund (1436) . Hence feuds with the Habsburgs, wounded in their rights as overlords of Cilli, ending, however, in an
See also:alliance with the
See also:Albert II., who made
See also:Ulrich for a
See also:short while his
See also:lieutenant in Bohemia . After Albert's
See also:death (1439) Ulrich took up the cause of his widow Elizabeth, and presided at the
See also:coronation of her
See also:infant son
See also:Ladislaus V . Posthumus (1440) . 'A
See also:feud with the Hunyadis followed, embittered by
See also:Hunyadi's attack on George Brankovich of Servia (1444) and his refusal to recognize Ulrich's claim to Bosnia on the death of
See also:Stephen Tvrtko (1443) . In 1446 Hunyadi, now
See also:governor of Hungary, harried the Cilli territories in Croatia-Slavonia; but his power was broken at
See also:Kossovo (1448), and Count Ulrich was able to lead a successful crusade, nominally in the Habsburg
See also:interest, into Hungary (1450) . In 1452 he forced the emperor Frederick III. to
See also:hand over the boy king Ladislaus V. to his keeping, and became thus practically ruler of Hungary . In 1454 his power was increased by his. succession to his father's vast
See also:wealth; and in 1456 he was named by Ladislaus his lieutenant in Hungary . The Hunyadis now conspired to destroy him .
On the 8th of
See also:November, in spite of warnings, he entered Belgrade with the king; the next
See also:day he was attacked by Laszlo Hunyadi and his friends, and done to death . With him died the male
See also:line of the
See also:counts of Cilli . Count Ulrich's ambition was boundless, his passions unbridled; but the hostile judgments passed by
See also:Aeneas Sylvius and other contemporaries upon him must be read with caution .
CILLI (Slovene, Celje)
GIOVANNI CIMABUE (1240 to about 1302)
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