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Stephen VIII Báthory (Hungarian: Báthory István) (1477 – 1534) was a Hungarian noble.

He was a son of Nicholas Báthory (1462-1500) of the Somlyó branch of the Báthory family.

In 1521, he was appointed deputy voivode of Transylvania, serving under the Voivoid John Zápolya. After the battle of Mohacs in 1526, Stephen supported Zápolya's claim to the Kingship of Hungary and in 1529 was made Voivode of Transylvania himself.

With his wife Catherine Telegdi, he fathered eight children:

Literature

  • Farin, Michael, Heroine des Grauens. Elisabeth Báthory. Munich: P. Kirchheim, 2003. ISBN 3-87410-038-3.
  • Wertner, Moritz, "Urgeschlechter in Siebenbürgen.", in Archiv des Vereins für siebenbürgische Landeskunde. Neue Folge, Bd. 29, Heft 1 (1899), Hermannstadt 1899, pp. 156-235.

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