Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Hungarian Ancestry of Queen Elizabeth II; Part 1

With much fanfare going on about the royal wedding, I thought it'd be fun to analyze the Hungarian ancestors of Queen Elizabeth II. Not many people know, but the Queen's second great-grandmother was the Hungarian Countess Klaudina (various spellings out there) Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde.

Countess Klaudina died at the young age of 29 years old. While in Austria at a military event with her husband, Alexander Duke of Württemberg, Klaudina was trampled and killed by horses. Duke Alexander subsequently became mentally unstable afterwards, for the rest of his life. It sounds like it could've been true love, to me!

In the fifth generation of the Ahnentafel chart below, you will find links to information on that individual's ancestors.

Here is an Ahnentafel list for five generations, beginning with Countess Klaudina:

First Generation
1. Countess Klaudina Zsuzsánna Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde

Second Generation
2. Count László Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
3. Baroness Ágnes Inczédy de Nagy-Várad

Third Generation
4. Count Mihály Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
5. Baroness Terézia Bánffy de Losoncz
6. Baron Gergely Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
7. Karoline Barcsay de Nagy-Barcsa

Fourth Generation
8. László Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
9. Mária Toroczkay de Toroczkó-Szent-György
10. Baron Boldizsár Bánffy de Losoncz
11. Krisztina Kemény de Magyar-Gyerő-Monostor
12. Baron Gergely Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
13. Ágnes Kendeffy de Malomviz
14. Péter Barcsay de Nagy-Barcsa
15. Baroness Terézia Inczédy de Nagy-Várad

Fifth Generation
16. János Rhédey de Kis-Rhéde
17. Erzsébet Macskássy de Rápolt
18. István Toroczkay de Toroczkó-Szent-György
19. Borbála Kapy de Kapivár
20. Baron László Bánffy de Losoncz
21. Judit Dániel de Vargyas
22. Simon Kemény de Magyar-Gyerő-Monostor
23. Anna Vay de Vaja
24. Pál Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
25. Klára Lipcsey de Bilke
26. Gáspár Kendeffy de Malomviz
27. Katalin Kún
28. Mihály Barcsay de Nagy-Barcsa
29. Ágnes Wass de Diód-Váralja
30. Baron Sámuel Inczédy de Nagy-Várad
31. Anna Lészay de Szent-Márton


  1. My family background is , to say the least, complex.

  2. I accidentally came to your blog; this is fascinating :-)