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Hermann II (Slovene: Herman II. Celjski; German: Hermann Graf von Cilli, Ortenburg und Seger) (c. 1365 – 13 October 1435) was a Count of Celje and Ban of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia. Hermann was the son of Hermann I, Count of Cilli and his wife Katherine of Bosnia.

Hermann II married Countess Anna of Schaunberg in c.1377.

Hermann and Anna had the following children:

  • Frederick II of Celje (1379 - 1454)
  • Hermann (1380 - 1426)
  • Elizabeth (1382)
  • Anna (1384)
  • Ludwig (1387 - 1417)
  • Barbara (1392 - 1451)
  • Hermann (died 1426)

In 1396, Hermann II, a soldier in Sigismund of Luxembourg's Crusade of Nicopolis against Bayezid I of the Ottoman Empire, saved Sigismund's life in battle, and was rewarded with the county of Seger (Sagor, Zagorien, Zagorje) and the town of Varaždin.

In 1406 Hermann founded a major Carthusian monastery.[1]

In 1408, Hermann's daughter, Barbara, married Sigismund, the King of Hungary who later became King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. When Hermann's son Frederick of Celje divorced his first wife Elizabeth of Frankapan and married Veronica Desnic, Hermann was angry about the whole situation. He had Veronica tried and executed for being a witch.[2]

In 1427, Hermann was named heir presumptive to the throne of the Kingdom of Bosnia by his cousin, King Tvrtko II. However, Hermann predeceased Tvrtko and died in Pressburg (Bratislava).

See also


Preceded by
Dionizije Marcali
Ban of Slavonia
Succeeded by
Matko Talovac


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