A report on Gabriel Bethlen and Stephen Bethlen

Stephen Bethlen
Statue of Gábor Bethlen, by György Vastagh, Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary
Bethlen on horseback (print)
Transylvanian Thaler of Gabriel Bethlen showing his portrait and coat of arms (1621)
Principality of Gabriel Bethlen
Seal of Bethlen

He was the younger brother of Gabriel Bethlen, Prince of Transylvania between 1613-1629 and King-elect of Hungary.

- Stephen Bethlen

Both Farkas Bethlen and his wife died in 1591, leaving their two sons, Gabriel and Stephen, orphaned.

- Gabriel Bethlen

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Seal of Prince Gabriel Bethlen de Iktár

Bethlen

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Name of two Hungarian ancient noble families, Bethlen de Iktár and Bethlen de Bethlen.

Name of two Hungarian ancient noble families, Bethlen de Iktár and Bethlen de Bethlen.

Seal of Prince Gabriel Bethlen de Iktár

Gabriel Bethlen de Iktár (1580–1629), Prince of Transylvania (1613–1629), Duke of Opole (1622–1625) and leader of an anti-Habsburg insurrection

Stephan Bethlen de Iktár (1582–1648), Prince of Transylvania in 1630

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Elected Princess of Transylvania between 1629 and 1630.

Elected Princess of Transylvania between 1629 and 1630.

Transylvanian Ducat of Catherine of Brandenburg 1630

On 2 March 1626, she married Gabriel Bethlen, prince of Transylvania.

The Sublime Porte, first chose her brother-in-law Stephen Bethlen as successor, but finally George I Rákóczi succeeded her.