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1490/911540, Jul 22
King of Hungary (as John I) from 1526 to 1540. His rule was disputed by Archduke Ferdinand I, who also claimed the title King of Hungary. He was Voivode of Transylvania before his coronation. John began his public career in 1505 as a member of the Diet of Rákos. Due to John Zápolya's motion,[10] the new Diet at Rákos passed a bill which prohibited the election of a foreigner as king if Vladislaus's died without a male issue, on 13 October 1505. The bill was aimed at creating a legal basis for John's ascension to the throne after the death of Vladislaus, but the king refused to ratify it.
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11/10/1526-John Zapolya of Transsylvania has himself proclaimed king of Hungary
02/24/1528-Hungarian anti-king John Zapolya and Sultan Suleiman I signs treaty 
01/31/1531-Kings Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zapolya of Hungary accept each other 
02/24/1538-King Ferdinand I of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary sign Peace of Grosswardein
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