Világos

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Világos

 

(now §iria), a fortress and settlement to the northwest of the city of Arad (Banat). During the Revolution of 1848-49 in Hungary, on Aug. 13, 1849, the main forces of the revolutionary troops, headed by A. Görgey, capitulated to the commander of the troops of tsarist Russia, I. F. Paskevich, near Világos.

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Root word: [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]/hell, licht' (MdWb 2518); [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 101); 'valo; valoisa, kirkas; vaalea' (ESS 22); 'feny, vilagossag; fenyes, vilagos, ragyogo [light, lightness; bright]' (EMSz 68).--The root word is of Finno-Permic (?Finno-Ugric) origin, cf.
(117) Podria tratarse de Maria de Singueza del Pulgar, hija de Juan Garcia del Pulgar y esposa de Alonso Sanchez Vilagos.
In the war of independence that followed the 1848 revolution, Hungary fought against two of Europe's most despotic regimes -- the Habsburg and Romanov empires - eventually losing to the Tsarist army at Vilagos in August 1849.