Nádasdy family

Tamás I Nádasdy (1498–1562)

The Nádasdy, also spelled Nadasdy in English, is a major Hungarian aristocratic family whose roots reach into the Middle Ages. Their motto is: "SI DEUS PRO NOBIS QUIS CONTRA NOS" ("If God is for us, who can be against us?"). The Nadasdy family made a large contribution to the development of Hungarian printing. The Nadasdy Hussars, a regiment named after the family, developed a strategy incorporating lightly armed and fast-moving cavalry that was internationally adopted.[1]

Ferenc Nadasdy I (1555–1604)
Ferenc Nádasdy (1708–1783)

Early history

The name is first encountered in the early part of the 13th century, that of Imre (descendent of Darabos de Nádasd) and his sons, Stefánd, Tódor, and Valkomer. Another important member, deceased before 1275, was Simon Nádasdy. Frequently mentioned in family records between 1324–1376 is Pető Gersei, who was married to Margit Hidvégi, is considered the progenitor of the family "Pethő de Gerse". In 1229, Petan sold most of his land to a member of the family Nádasdy. The buyer and his three sons, Vencel/Venceslav, Raszló/Vraslav and László/Ladislav, now partially used the predicate of Pethenegh. Laszlo Nádasdy of Pethenegh (c. 1236) is the progenitor of main line Nádasdy.

Notable family members

Borbala Nádasdy (1939-)

Baron Tamás I Nádasdy (1498–1562), was Governor of Croatia and Palatine of Hungary. Countess Elizabeth Báthory married Ferenc Nádasdy II (the "Black Captain"), a general and the son of Tamás I Nádasdy. Ferenc Nádasdy III (d. 1671), grandson of Ferenc Nádasdy II, was a Lord Chief Justice,[1] high steward (Hofrichter) of Hungary, and imperial privy councillor;[2] he created one of the most notable libraries and private art collections in central Europe.[3]

Borbála Nádasdy is a ballet master and author, currently lives in France.


Of its many holdings, the family held the Nádasdy Castle in Sárvár, Hungary, the Csejte Castle, in Čachtice, Slovakia which is situated on a hill adjacent to a nature reserve, and the Nádasdy Mansion in Nádasdladány, Hungary.

Family members

Name & Last name Age Origin Périod Status
Ferenc Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld 71 Hungary 1470–1541 Baron and Count
Orsolya Véssey Hungary Married to Ferenc Nádasdy
Tamás Nádasdy de Nádasd et Fogarasföld 64 Hungary 1498–1562 Baron and Ban of Croatia , főispán , Palatine of Hungary
Orsolya Kanizsai Hungary Married to Tamás Nádasdy
František, Ferenc II Nádasdy de Nádasd 49 Hungary 1555–1604 Count, Judge of the Kingdom , a great patron and opposition to the Habsburgs
Coutess Erzsébet (Née Báthory) 54 Hungary 1560–1614 Married to František, Ferenc II Nádasdy de Nádasd
Pavol, Pal Nádasdy 57 Hungary 1593–1650 Father and son of Hungarian nobles
Judith Nádasdy (Née Revay) 53 Hungary 1590–1643 Married to à Pavol, Pal Nádasdy
Francis, Ferenc Nádasdy III Nadásdi 50 Austria 1621–1671 Austrian Generalfeldmarschall and ban of Croatia, father of many children.
Anna Julia Nádasdy (Née Esterhazy) Austria Married to Ferenc Nádasdy III, mother of many children.
Pál Nádasdy 1650 – ???? Son of Hungarian nobles
Jan Nadásdy Son of Pál Nádasdy
Joseph Nadásdy 50 Hungary 1717–1767 Great-grand-son of Francis, Ferenc Nádasdy III Nadásdi
Támas Nadásdy (2) Descendant of the family Nádasdy
Anna Nádasdy (Née Nádasdy) Hungary 1792 – ??? Her child bears his name and not that of the father
Comte Lipót Nádasdy 72 Hungary 1801–1873 Significant Count Hungary
Francis Nadásdy (1) 50 Hungary 1864–1914 Great-grand-son of Támas Nasdy (2)
Lajos Nadásdy 58 Hungary 1887–1945 Great-grand-son of Lipót Nádasdy Count
Francis Nadásdy ² 40 Poland 1889–1929
Kálmán Nádasdy 76 Hungary 1904–1980 Main descendant of the family and Cousin 4th degree 3 distant Francis Nádasdy ²
Pál Nádasdy 64 Hungary 1910–1974 Great-live-little son of Count Lipót Nádasdy
Lajos Nádasdy ² 91 Hungary 1913–2014 Son of Kálmán Nádasdy
Jan Nádasdy (2) 80 France 1918–1998 Left Hungary at the age of 4 years to reach the France et son of Francis Nádasdy ²
Borbála Nádasdy
Hungary – France 1939 – Countess Nádasdy, has lived in Austria, in Hungary and in France
Henri Vajda-Nádasdy 68 France 1946–2014 It bears the name of both parents'
Adam Nádasdy
Hungary 1947 – Historian and descendant first of his family
Jean Vajda-Nádasdy 40 France 1974–2014 Father of Nina, Clara, Laure Déborah Vajda-Nádasdy and other..
Siblings Nádasdy
Hungary Children of the current countess and direct descendants of Ferenc Nádasdy
Anikó Nádasdy-Nagyné Bálint Hungary 1985 – Worked at Budapest Gyógyfürdői
Zoli Nádasdy Hungary Married to Éva Nádasdy-Erdélyi and descendant Ferenc Nádasdy
Éva Nádasdy-Erdélyi Hungary Married to Zoli Nádasdy and assistant to primary education
Héléna Nádasdy Brazil Descendent direct to Ferenc Nádasdy
Ludovicus J Nádasdy United States Affiliation to the unproven family
Tamás Nádasdy Roumania Student in pharmacy and medicine
Úrsula Nádasdy Spain 1995 – Biochemistry student and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy
Amanda Nádasdy Slovakia Born on 24 December , Student and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy
Ángela Pino Nádasdy Chile 1995 – Student in graphic design and direct descendant of Ferenc Nádasdy
Siblings Vajda-Nádasdy France Descendant ( s) directly to 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy
Nádasdy Richard Hungary 1996 – Descending to Ferenc Nádasdy and agricultural student
Balázs Nádasdy Hungary Student and direct descendant Ferenc Nádasdy
Annabel Nadasdy Mexico Direct descendant 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy
Katalin Nadasdy Mexico Direct descendant 17 generations of Ferenc Nádasdy
Bárthory Nádasdy Germany 1999 – High school student and downward assured of Ferenc Nádasdy
Siblings Nádasdy
Hungary Grandchildren of the current countess and direct descendants of Ferenc Nádasdy
Matyi Nádasdy-Nagyné Hungary 2014 – Daughter Aniko Nádasdy – Nagyné and descendente Ferenc Nádasdy
  Family members who have always or can claim a title of nobility


  1. 1 2 Phillips, Adrian; Scotchmer, Jo (15 August 2009). Hungary, 2nd. Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 462, 465–. ISBN 978-1-84162-285-9. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  2. Vehse, Eduard (1896). Memoirs of the court and aristocracy of Austria. Nichols. pp. 27–. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
  3. Bedford, Neal (1 June 2009). Lonely Planet Hungary. Lonely Planet. pp. 185–. ISBN 978-1-74104-694-6. Retrieved 10 July 2011.
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