- Aug 17, 2001
Originally posted by Huszics
Since You've asked Stefan:
Well, Zápolya was elected Hungarian king on November 11. 1526 a couple of weeks after the battle of Mohács, where the Turks beat the Hungarians severely (King Louis II died on the battlefield). However, on December 16. 1526 (the same year) a group of powerful landlords elect Ferdinand of Habsburg as a counter-king. So war breaks out between the fractions, whereby Zápolya, who was a powerful landlord in the eastern parts of Hungary, ends up controlling the eastern part whereas, the Ferdinand fraction the western part of Hungary. After this stalemate Zápolya (makes the huge mistake and) allies himself with Suleyman (who wants to conquer Vienna) to get the western part of the country, but than dies in 1541 after the Turks sack Buda, the capital of Hungary and get to control 1/3 of the country. In 1541 his son Sigismund Jan (1 year old) gets elected as Hungarian king, however his fraction controls not more than 1/3 of the country, including the region of Hungary called Transsylvania. As Sigismund Jan finds it impossible to unite the country Hi resigns as king of Hungary in favour of the Habsburgs in the treaty of speyer in 1570, and from then on he starts to call himself and the provinces which he controls the Transylvanian Principality.
THUS TRANSSYLVANIA WAS NOTHING ELSE THAN THE SUCCESSOR OF HUNGARY, STARTING ONLY FROM 1570 BUT FOR CHRIST'S SAKE NOT IN 1419!!!!!!!!!!!!!
About the Hungarian province names, I'll send You an e-mail later.
PARADOX NEEDS TO FIX THIS IF THEY WANT TO BE HISTORICALLY CORRECT !!!!!!