- Charles Martel of Anjou
Charles Martel of Anjou titular King of Hungary Spouse Klementia of Habsburg Issue Charles I of Hungary
Beatrix of Hungary
Clementia of Hungary
Father Charles II of Naples Mother Maria of Hungary Born 8 September 1271 Died 12 August 1295 (aged 23)
Charles Martel (8 September 1271 – 12 August 1295) of the Angevin dynasty, also known as Charles I Martel, (French: Charles Martel d'Anjou, Italian: Carlo Martello) was the eldest son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary, the daughter of King Stephen V of Hungary.
The 18-year-old Charles Martel was set up by Pope Nicholas IV and the ecclesiastical party as the titular King of Hungary (1290–1295) as successor of his maternal uncle, the childless Ladislaus IV of Hungary against whom the Pope had already earlier declared a crusade.
He never managed to govern the Kingdom of Hungary, where an agnate of the Árpád dynasty, his cousin Andrew III of Hungary actually ruled that period. Charles Martel was, however, successful in asserting his claims in parts of Croatia, a kingdom then in personal union with Hungary.
Charles Martel died young in Naples, during the lifetime of his parents. His son, Charles (or Charles Robert), would ultimately succeed where he had failed in winning the throne of Hungary.
He married Klementia of Habsburg (d.1295), daughter of Rudolph I, Holy Roman Emperor.
They had three children:
- Charles I of Hungary (1288–1342), King of Hungary
- Beatrix (1290–1354, Grenoble), married on 25 May 1296 Jean II de La Tour du Pin, Dauphin du Viennois
- Clementia (February 1293 – 12 October 1328, Paris), married in Paris on 13 August 1315 Louis X of France
Ancestors of Charles Martel of Anjou 16. Philip II of France 8. Louis VIII of France 17. Isabelle of Hainaut 4. Charles I of Naples 18. Alfonso VIII of Castile 9. Blanche of Castile 19. Eleanor of England 2. Charles II of Naples 20. Alfonso II, Count of Provence 10. Ramon Berenguer IV, Count of Provence 21. Gersenda II of Sabran 5. Beatrice of Provence 22. Thomas I of Savoy 11. Beatrice of Savoy 23. Margaret of Geneva 1. Charles Martel of Anjou 24. Andrew II of Hungary 12. Béla IV of Hungary 25. Gertrude of Merania 6. Stephen V of Hungary 26. Theodore I Laskaris 13. Maria Laskarina 27. Anna Angelina 3. Maria of Hungary 28. Suthoi, Khan of Cumania 14. Kuthen, Khan of Cumania 7. Elizabeth the Cuman
- (French) Coat of arms of the House of Anjou-Sicily on the French Wikipedia
- (French) House of Anjou-Sicily on the French Wikipedia
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