Portrait of Louis II (1506-1526), King of Hungary and Bohemia (1516-1526)
Louis II (Czech: Ludvík, German: Ludwig, Hungarian: Lajos, 1 July 1506 – 29 August 1526) was King of Hungary, Croatia and Bohemia from 1516 to 1526. He was killed during the Battle of Mohács fighting the Ottomans, whose victory led to the Ottoman annexation of Hungary. He was the only son of Vladislaus II Jagiellon and his third wife, Anne of Foix-Candale. Vladislaus II took steps to ensure a smooth succession by arranging for the boy to be crowned in his own lifetime; the coronation of Louis as king of Hungary took place on 4 June 1508 in Székesfehérvár Basilica, and his coronation as king of Bohemia was held in 1509 in St. Vitus Cathedral. In 1515 Louis II was married to Mary of Austria, granddaughter of Emperor Maximilian I. After his father's death in 1516, the minor Louis II ascended to the throne of Hungary and Croatia. Louis was adopted by the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I in 1515. When Maximilian I died in 1519, Louis was raised by his legal guardian, his cousin George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.
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