A travel journal
to Transylvania by 3mttours
Quote: A brief look into the turbulent history of a province, history, that may well be compared to the history of all Europe.
Shortly after the Hungarians settled and built their state, Transylvania becomes an autonomous region, with its own ruler, who, however, responded to the Hungarian King. 1526, after the battle at Mohacs, that ended with a Turkish victory, Transylvania becomes an independent principality, under Turkish suzeranity. It is a period when the Habsburg Empire is also looking forward to get a hold on Transylvania, which plays the Turks off the Habsburgs. 1686, Transylvania is invaded by Habsburgic troops, but it does not succeed, so that Brasov is put on fire, though one year later the conquest succeeds and it is taken under Habsburgic control. It is only 1876, when it re-joins Hungary, while in 1920, after World War 2, when the Habsburgic Empire falls and each province has the right of self-determination, Transylvania chooses to join Romania.