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was the second wife of Vlad III the Impaler
Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia , also known by his patronymic Dracula , and posthumously dubbed Vlad the Impaler , was a three-time Voivode of Wallachia, ruling mainly from 1456 to 1462, the period of the incipient Ottoman conquest of the Balkans...
After Vlad, Voivod of Wallachia, had been imprisoned by his former ally Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary
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, in 1462, he gradually won back the king's favour and married Ilona, daughter of Michael Szilagy, a Hungarian nobleman allied to Vlad, and a cousin of the king. In the years before his final release in 1474, he lived with her in a house in the Hungarian capital.
Around 1465, Ilona bore him two sons: the elder, Vlad IV Dracula, spent most of his time in the king's retinue and later was an unsuccessful claimant to the Wallachian throne. The younger, whose name is unknown, lived with the Bishop of Oradea
Oradea is the capital city of Bihor County, in the Crișana region of north-western Romania. The city has a population of 204,477, according to the 2009 estimates. The wider Oradea metropolitan area has a total population of 245,832.-Geography:...
(Nagyvárad) in Transylvania until 1482, when he fell ill. He returned to Buda
For detailed information see: History of Buda CastleBuda is the western part of the Hungarian capital Budapest on the west bank of the Danube. The name Buda takes its name from the name of Bleda the Hun ruler, whose name is also Buda in Hungarian.Buda comprises about one-third of Budapest's...
, where he died in his mother's presence.
The descendants of Vlad and Ilona married into the Hungarian nobility.