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Pálffy ab Erdöd

Pálffy ab Erdöd, also known as Pálffy von Erdöd, Pálffy de Erdöd, or Pálffy of Erdöd, is the name of an Austro-Hungarian noble family of Hungarian descent. Several members of the family held significant positions in the Habsburg Monarchy.

The Hungarian name Pálffy derives from the Latin term Pauli filius (son of Paul), after the first known ancestor of the family.

Erdőd is the Hungarian name for Ardud, a town situated in Transylvania.

Notable members

  • Paul Pálffy ab Erdöd (1580/1589–1653), Palatine of Hungary, Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Nikolaus VI Graf Pálffy ab Erdöd (1657/67–1732), field marshal and Palatine of Hungary, Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Johann Bernhard Stephan, Graf Pálffy ab Erdöd (1664–1751), field marshal, Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Countess Maria Augustina Pálffy ab Erdöd (1714–1759), mother of Joseph, Count Kinsky and Franz Joseph, Count Kinsky
  • Leopold, Count Pálffy-Daun von Erdöd (1716–1773), field marshal
  • Karl, Count Palffy ab Erdöd (1735–1816), Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Count Ferdinand Palffy von Erdöd (1774–1840), mining engineer and civil servant of the Austrian Empire
  • Count Fidelius Pálffy ab Erdöd (1788–1864), Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Count Moritz Pálffy ab Erdöd (1812–1897), Knight of the Golden Fleece
  • Count Fidél Pálffy ab Erdőd (1895–1946), Hungarian politician
  • Ferdinand Leopold Graf Pálffy-Daun ab Erdöd, honorary citizen of Vienna
  • References

    Pálffy ab Erdöd Wikipedia


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