Charles Martel of Anjou
Charles Martel (8 September 1271 – 12 August 1295) of the Angevin dynasty, also known as Charles I Martel, (French: Charles Martel d'Anjou, Italian: Carlo Martello, Hungarian: Martell Károly) was the eldest son of king Charles II of Naples and Maria of Hungary, the daughter of King Stephen V of Hungary.
The 18-year-old Charles Martel was set up by Pope Nicholas IV and the ecclesiastical party as the titular King of Hungary (1290–1295) as successor of his maternal uncle, the childless Ladislaus IV of Hungary against whom the Pope had already earlier declared a crusade.
He never managed to govern the Kingdom of Hungary, where an agnate of the Árpád dynasty, his cousin Andrew III of Hungary actually ruled that period. Charles Martel was, however, successful in asserting his claim in Kingdom of Croatia, then in personal union with Hungary.
Charles Martel died young in Naples, during the lifetime of his parents. His son, Charles (or Charles Robert), would ultimately succeed where he had failed in winning the throne of Hungary.
Charles was apparently known personally to Dante: in the Divine Comedy the poet speaks warmly of and to Charles's spirit when they meet in the Heaven of Venus.
He married Klementia of Habsburg (d.1295), daughter of Rudolph I, Holy Roman Emperor.
They had three children:
Wikipedia: Charles Martel of Anjou (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Martel_of_Anjou : accessed 20 Aug 2013)
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