In 1575, at Kerelőszentpál, defeated the 

by Habsburgs supported pretender to the 

crown, "Békés Gáspár", and after this none

would doubt his leadership, nor from inside 

or outside. 

  In 1576 he becomes elected king of 

Poland, and because of that he had to 

move on Polish land, but even from the 

far land he's not giving up on Transylvania.

He keeps a Transylvanian chancellery in 

Poland, too, and leaves his older brother 

Kristóf as governor for the country. After 

Báthory Kristóf's death, as leader of 

Transylvania becomes his minor son 

Zsigmond. He organized the Transylvanian

counts lands, taking care of the incomes 

from them.

  As civilized humanist supported the 

education, such as: schools and Jesuit 

college at Kolozsvár. 

   

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  As being Romano-Catholic, he kept the 

"Four Religions" system. 

  Báthory István is mentioned as one of 

the greatest kings of Poland, such as 

Transylvanians keep him as one of the 

greatest counts of Transylvania. 

   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

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