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Tiba from the kindred Tomaj (Hungarian : Tomaj nembeli Tiba; died after 1209) was a Hungarian noble at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries, who assassinated Palatine Csépán Győr in 1209.

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Palatine of Hungary highest-ranking official in the Kingdom of Hungary from the beginning of the 11th century to 1848

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Csépán (I) from the kindred Győr was a Hungarian influential lord at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries, who served as Palatine of Hungary from 1206 until his murder.

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Life

Tiba was born into the gens (clan) Tomaj of Pecheneg origin, but his kinship relations to the other members of the large kindred is uncertain. He owned Lesencetomaj in Zala County just before the murder. [1]

Pechenegs historical ethnical group

The Pechenegs or Patzinaks were a semi-nomadic Turkic people from Central Asia speaking the Pecheneg language which belonged to the Oghuz branch of the Turkic language family.

Lesencetomaj Place in Central Transdanubia, Hungary

Lesencetomaj is a village in Veszprém county, Hungary.

Zala County (former) former administrative county of the Kingdom of Hungary

Zala was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now in southwestern Hungary, northern Croatia and eastern Slovenia. The territory of the county comprised what is now the Hungarian county Zala and part of Veszprém county, the Croatian region of Međimurje to the south-west of it, bordered by the river Drave, and a small region around Lendava in Slovenia. The capital of the county was Zalaegerszeg.

A document from 1216 narrates that Tiba murdered incumbent palatine Csépán Győr in 1209. The victim's brother Pat Győr, who succeeded him in the dignity, summoned the suspected perpetrator "before the king's presence", but, instead, Tiba fled the Kingdom of Hungary. After his conduct, the court considered the allegations justified, and Tiba was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia by Andrew II and his fellow appointed judges. Pat was granted the confiscated lands of Tiba, including Lesencetomaj as a compensation shortly thereafter. [2] Pat sold the estate to Atyusz III Atyusz, who himself sold it to Tiba's relative Peter in 1216. [1]

Pat (I) from the kindred Győr was a Hungarian influential lord at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries, who served as Palatine of Hungary from 1209 until 1212.

Kingdom of Hungary former Central European monarchy (1000–1946)

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Trial in absentia is a criminal proceeding in a court of law in which the person who is subject to it is not physically present at those proceedings. in absentia is Latin for "in the absence". Its meaning varies by jurisdiction and legal system.

The motivation of the murder is unclear; historian Erik Fügedi considered it as the "first documented political assassination" in Hungary. Bálint Hóman assumed a connection between Tiba's crime and a failed conspiracy against Andrew in the same year, when a group of discontented Hungarian lords offered the crown to Andrew's cousins, the sons of Andrew's uncle, Géza. Accordingly, Tiba would have been a participant of that conspiracy, and had to flee from the realm after the failure of the coup. [3] Historian Pál Szabó analyzed the verdict's narrative and political circumstances (only a single private law document mentions the felony), and considered Csépán was killed by Tiba for personal reasons. [4]

Bálint Hóman Hungarian politician

Bálint Hóman was a Hungarian scholar and politician who served as Minister of Religion and Education twice: between 1932–1938 and between 1939–1942. His political rise to prominence came as part of a pro-Nazi party, and he is "considered the architect of laws that promoted the persecution of the country's Jewish population in the 1930s and '40s." He died in prison in 1951 for his support of the fascistic invasion of the Soviet Union as part of the Axis alliance in World War II.

Géza (1150s–1210) was a Hungarian royal prince and the youngest son of the King Géza II of Hungary. Prince Géza was brother to the Kings Stephen III and Béla III of Hungary. He traveled to the Holy Land during the Third Crusade with an army of 2,000 Hungarian warriors.

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  1. 1 2 Karácsonyi 1901, p. 112.
  2. Szabó 2009, p. 387.
  3. Szabó 2009, pp. 385–386.
  4. Szabó 2009, p. 389.

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Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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