Information about Prince Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania

Prince Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania (15 November 1580 - 15 November 1629)

Gabriel Bethlen (Hungarian: Bethlen Gábor) was Prince of Transylvania from 1613 to 1629 and Duke of Opole from 1622 to 1625. He was also King-elect of Hungary from 1620 to 1621, but he never took control of the whole kingdom. Bethlen, supported by the Ottomans, led his Calvinist principality against the Habsburgs and their Catholic allies.

Bethlen died on 15 November 1629. Catherine became Princess. (His first wife, Zsuzsanna Károlyi, had died in 1622).

Prince Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania reigned in...
Reigned asIn CountryFromToCoins Issued
Bethlen Gábor (Prince Gabriel Bethlen) Transylvania 27 October 1613 15 November 1629
Bethlen Gábor (Prince Gabriel Bethlen of Transylvania), contested Flag of Hungary, First Kingdom of Hungary, First Kingdom of 25 August 1620 31 December 1621
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