Ban of Slavonia

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Ban of Slavonia (Croatian : Slavonski ban; Hungarian : szlavón bán; Latin : Sclavoniæ banus) or the Ban of "Whole Slavonia" (Croatian : ban cijele Slavonije; Hungarian : egész Szlavónia bánja; Latin : totius Sclavoniæ banus) was the title of the governor of a territory part of the medieval Kingdom of Hungary and Kingdom of Croatia.


In the Kingdom of Croatia, Demetrius Zvonimir was the only notable person that ruled over the region of Slavonia with the title ban from around 1070 until 1075. From 1102, the title Ban of Croatia was appointed by the kings of Hungary, and there was at first a single ban for all of the Kingdom of Croatia, but later the Slavonian domain got a separate ban. It included parts of present-day Central Croatia, western Slavonia and parts of northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. From 1225, the title started being held by a separate dignitary from the title of the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia, and existed until 1476, when it was joined with the latter title.

According to the public law of the Kingdom of Hungary, bans were counted among the "barons of the realm" and thus they enjoyed several privileges connected to their office.

Bans of "Whole Slavonia"

Term startTerm endNotesMonarch
Aladar12251226 Andrew II
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Solomon Atyusz 1226
Julius I Kán 12291234
Apáj Gutkeled 12351238 Béla IV
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Denis II Türje 12411244
Ladislaus I Kán 12451247
Rostislav Mikhailovich 12471248
Stephen I Gutkeled 12481259
Roland I Rátót 12611267
Henry I Kőszegi 12671270
Joachim Gutkeled 12701272
Mojs II 1272 Ladislaus IV the Cuman
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Matthew II Csák 12721273
Henry I Kőszegi 12731274
Denis Péc 12741275
John Kőszegi 12751277
Thomas Hont-Pázmány 12751276
Nicholas I Gutkeled 12781279
Radoslav I Babonić12881290
Nicholas II Kőszegi 12791281
Petar of Pakrac 12811283
Radoslav I Babonić12901293 Andrew III the Venetian
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Henry II Kőszegi 1291
Jacob Kopasz12981299
Ladislaus Rátót 1300
Henry II Kőszegi 13011309 Charles I
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Stephen IV Babonić13101316
Ivan Babonić13161322
Nicholas Felsőlendvai13221324
Mikac Mihaljević13251343
Louis I the Great
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Nicholas Lackfi 13421343
Nicholas VII Hahót 13431345Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Nicholas Szécsi 13461349Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Pavao Ugal1350Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Stephen I Lackfi 13501352Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Nicholas VII Hahót 13531356Second term. Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Leustachius Ratót13561361
Stephen Kanizsai13621366
Nicholas Szécsi 13661368Second term.
Peter Cudar13681380
John I Bánffy13811385
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Charles II of Durazzo
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Stephen II Bánffy13851387
Emeric I Bebek 1386
Ladislaus of Lučenec13871389
Ivan Paližna 1389Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Detrik Bebek13891392
Ladislav Petrov1392
Ivan Horvat 13921394
Detrik Bebek13941397
Nicholas II Garai 13971401Also at the time the ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Ladislav Grđevački14021404Also at the time the ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Paul Besenyő14041406Also at the time the ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Hermann II of Celje 14061407Also at the time the ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Pavao Čupor14121415
David I Lackfi14161418
Denis Marcali14191421
Hermann II of Celje 14231435
Matko Talovac 14351444
Albert I
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Vladislaus I
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Friedrick II of Celje 14451454 Ladislaus V the Posthumus
Ulrich II of Celje 14541456
John Marcali1457
Jan Vitovec14571463Held office together with Nicholas of Ilok
Matthias I
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Nicholas of Ilok 14571463
Emeric Zápolya 14641465
John Thuz14661470
Janus Pannonius 14691470
Blaise Magyar14701472Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
Damjan Horvat14721473Also at the time the Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia
John I Ernuszt 14731476Last Ban of "Whole Slavonia". Title rejoined with Ban of Croatia and Dalmatia.

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