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Batthyány, Magnatengeschlecht#

Batthyány, Hungarian family of high nobility, first mentioned in a document in 1398; since 1522 family seat in Guessing (Burgenland); became Hungarian barons in 1628 and Hungarian counts in 1630; Lords in Lower Austria in 1645; members of the younger line of the family (B.-Strattmann) were given the title of Imperial Prince in 1764. B.(-Schoenborn) Palace was built in 1699 by Fischer von Erlach. Important members of the B. family: Count Carl Joseph Batthyány, Countess Franziska Battyány.