Szigetvár

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Szigetvár

(sĭ`gĕtvär), town (1991 est. pop. 12,280), SW Hungary. A medieval fortress, it was defended in 1566 by Nicholas Zrinyi against the Ottoman sultan Sulayman I, who died during the siege. Zrinyi was killed during a sortie, and the fortress eventually fell to the Turks. A mosque originally built for Sultan Sulayman I is now a church.
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On 5 September 2016, the Magyar Nemzeti Bank will issue a silver collector coin with a face value of HUF 10,000 and its nonferrous metal version with a face value of HUF 2,000 to celebrate the Miklas Zrnyi Szigetvar 1566 anniversary year.
Budapest, July 14 (ANI): An international team of archaeologists has started excavations near Szigetvar, South Hungary, to find the tomb of Suleiman I, the Lawgiver.
She lived in Szigetvar, Hungary, until 1938, when she moved to Los Angeles.
Zrinyi's finest literary work, and one of the major works of Hungarian literature, is his epic Szigeti veszedelem (1651; published as "The Peril of Sziget"), which deals with the heroic defense of the fortress of Szigetvar in 1566 against the armies of the sultan Suleyman I.
Principal battles: siege of Rhodes (1522); Mohacs (1526); siege of Vienna (1529); siege of Szigetvar (1566).
Principal battles: siege of Vienna (1529); siege of Pest (Budapest) (1542); relief of Szigetvar (1556); Siklos, siege of Szigetvar (1566).