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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The Battle for Central Europe: The Siege of Szigetvar and the Death of Suleyman the Magnificent and Nicholas Zrinyi (1566)
The 26 papers that emerged cover the empire of Suleyman the Magnificent; the empire of Charles V and Ferdinand I of Habsburg; the Hungarian theater of war during the age of Suleyman the Magnificent; the siege of Szigetvar and death of Suleyman and Zrinyi; and remembering the battle for Szigetvar, Suleyman and Zrinyi, and the search for the Lost Turbe of the Sultan.
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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).