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Thomas Nadasdy de Nadasd-Fogarasfold was one of the most talented and best-educated statesmen of his generation. He is originated from the minor nobility and was educated at Graz, Bologna, and Rome. Due to his excellent abilities, he became a chief secretary to the young King Louis II and served Queen Maria too.
Thomas didn't attend at Mohács, his task was to protect the Queen. They fled to Posson and from here he joined later the King. Thomas remained loyal to Louis II, served him as a general in campaigns, a diplomat in secret chambers and finally as a wise chancellor. No wonder, that he was styled later as the Great Palatinate.
He married the rich heiress Orsola Kanissay. Their marriage proved for a love match. Their Court was a shelter for scholars and humanists. Here was made and pressed the first Hungarian translation of the New Testament.
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Great use of Latin! Once again Thomas proves himself to be a great statesman!
May 03, 2020 05:35 pmI loved the duplicity of love and duty! An amazing post!
Apr 23, 2020 05:46 pmGreat display of the furor austriaca! Well done!
Apr 18, 2020 10:58 amGreat Post!
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