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Batthyány is the name of an old distinguished Hungarianmarker Magnate family. The members of this family bear the title count or countess (Graf/Gräfin) Batthyány von Német-Ujvár.

The Batthyány family can trace its roots to the founding of Hungary in 896 AD by Árpád. Árpád had seven chieftains, one by the name of Örs, which later became Kővágó-Örs. In 1398 Miklós Kővágó-Örs married Katalin Battyány. King Zsigmond gave Miklós the region around the town of Battyán (now called Szabadbattyánmarker) and he took the name Batthyány (lit. "from Battyán"). The family were first mentioned in documents in 1398 and had their ancestral seat in Güssingmarker in the Austrianmarker region Burgenlandmarker since 1522.

In 1570, Boldizsár Batthyány transformed the seat of the family, Güssing, into the center of Protestantism in the region. His descendant Ádám Batthyány (1610-1659), however, was Catholic and founded a Franciscan monastery in Güssing. Lajos Batthyány became the first Prime Minister of Hungary during the revolution of 1848 and was executed in Pestmarker in 1849. After 1945 the Batthyány family's property was largely expropriated in Hungary and other countries under Communist rule, although they retained their property in Austria.

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