|House of Koháry|
Kingdom of Hungary|
Archduchy of Austria
|Final ruler||Ferenc József Koháry|
|Dissolution||1826, upon the death of Ferenc Jószef Koháry|
|Cadet branches||House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry (through female line)|
The origin of the family is in Zala County in Hungary. In 1470, a "Georg Koháry" is mentioned in the court of King Matthias I Corvinus. The first notable member of the family was Peter Koháry (1564–1629), who was rewarded as the Baronet of Csábrág by Emperor Ferdinand II and became commander of the fortress of Neuhäusel. His son Stephan I Koháry (1616–1664) fought against the Turks and died in the battle of Levenz.
- Stephan (Istvan) Kohary (1616–1664)
Counts and generals
In 1685, Stephan II Koháry (1649–1731) became the first count in his family. He fought against the Ottoman Empire and the Kuruc. After his death, his fortune went to his nephew Andreas Koháry (1694–1757). All Kohárys had been officers and generals of the Habsburg emperors.
- Stephan II Koháry (1649–1731)
- Wolfgang Koháry (1654–1704)
- Andreas Koháry (1694–1757)
- Nikolaus Koháry (1721–1769)
- Ignaz Josef Koháry (1726–1777)
On 15 November 1815, the head of the house, Ferenc József Koháry (1760–1826), who served as the Hungarian Chancellor, was given the title of Fürst von Koháry (Prince of Koháry) by Emperor Francis I of Austria.
Upon the death of Ferenc József, his only surviving child, a daughter named Mária Antónia (1797–1862), was proclaimed "heiress of the name" (fíúsított). When she married in 1816 (January 2), her husband Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha took the name Saxe-Coburg-Gotha-Koháry. Among the descendants of Mária Antónia and Ferdinand are the last emperor of Austria (Charles I), the last four kings of Portugal (Pedro V, Luis I, Carlos I, Manuel II), and the last three rulers of Bulgaria (Ferdinand I, Boris III, Simeon II).
- Ferenc József Koháry, first Prince of Koháry.
- Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág, his daughter and heiress.
- Princely arms
Notable members of the family
- István Koháry (1649–1731)
- Ferenc József Koháry, Fürst von Koháry de Csábrág et Szitnya (1767–1826)
- Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág (1797–1862)
The Kohárys belonged among the magnates of Hungary. Their holdings were calculated to be around 150,000 hectares, making Princess Maria Antonia Koháry de Csábrág one the richest heiresses in Europe at the time of her marriage to Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
- Čabraď castle, 1622 feoffed to Peter Koháry
- Sitno Castle feoffed 1629 to Peter Koháry, destroyed 1703 during Rákóczi's War of Independence
- palace of Svätý Anton
- Ebenthal, Lower Austria, acquired 1722 by Count Andreas Koháry.
- Walterskirchen castle near Poysdorf, Lower Austria, acquired 1733 by Count Andreas Koháry.
- Dürnkrut, Austria, acquired 1779
- Reuben Percy, The Mirror of literature, amusement, and instruction, Volume 34, J. Limbird, 1839
- Jurendende´s Mährischer Wanderer, Band 131
- Almanach de Gotha 1825
- "Vienna Cathedral Archive"
- Ignaz Ritter von Schönfeld (1824). Adels-Schematismus Des Österreichischen Kaiserstaates (in German). Schaumburg. p. 13.
- Media related to Kohary family at Wikimedia Commons
- Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of the Koháry family". genealogy.euweb.cz (Genealogy.EU).