Statue of Gábor Bethlen, by György Vastagh, Heroes' Square, Budapest, Hungary
Eastern Hungarian Kingdom around 1550, including Košice shown as 'Kassa'
Bethlen on horseback (print)
Part of the Ottoman Empire in 1683, including the Principality of Upper Hungary, based around Košice shown as 'Kassa'
Transylvanian Thaler of Gabriel Bethlen showing his portrait and coat of arms (1621)
"Cassovia: Superioris Hungariae Civitas Primaria", the prospect from Civitates orbis terrarum. Cassovia (Slovak: Košice, German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa), the "capital" of Upper Hungary in 1617.
Principality of Gabriel Bethlen
The military base in Košice at the end of the 18th century
Seal of Bethlen
National Theater built in 1899
Main Street – 1902
Hlavná ulica (Main Street) in historic downtown
Statue of Košice's coat of arms, the first municipal coat of arms in Europe
Aupark Shopping Centre
St. Elisabeth Cathedral in Košice is Slovakia's largest church
Divizia – seat of the Košice Self-Governing Region
The seat of the Slovak Constitutional Court
Košice International Airport
Steel Aréna
The Tree of Partnership on Hlavná Street

Bocskai took possession of Kassa (now Košice in Slovakia) on 11 November.

- Gabriel Bethlen

On September 5, 1619, the prince of Transylvania, Gabriel Bethlen captured Košice with the assistance of the future George I Rákóczi in another anti-Habsburg insurrection.

- Košice

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Stephen Bocskai

Prince of Transylvania and Hungary from 1605 to 1606.

Prince of Transylvania and Hungary from 1605 to 1606.

A bastion of Bocskai's castle at Nagykereki
The fortress of Várad (now Oradea in Romania) in 1598 (an engraving by Joris Hoefnagel)
Bocskai's nephew, Sigismund Báthory, Prince of Transylvania
The Holy Roman Emperor, Rudolph, who was also the ruler of Royal Hungary, an engraving by Aegidius Sadeler (1603)
Rudolph's commander, Giorgio Basta, who planned to murder Bocskai
Kassa (now Košice in Slovakia) in 1617
Bocskai's princely seal
Crown of Stephen Bocskai (a diadem that the Grand Vizier, Lala Mehmed Pasha, gave to Bocskai)
Bocskai's golden ducate, depicting the elderly prince
Bocskai's statue on the Reformation Wall (Geneva, Switzerland)

Bocskai accompanied Maria Christina from Kassa (now Košice in Slovakia) to Gyulafehérvár (present-day Alba Iulia in Romania) in July.

The leader of the Transylvanian noblemen who had fled to the Ottoman Empire, Gabriel Bethlen, sent a letter to Bocskai urging him to rise up against Rudolph, but Bocskai refused.

Catherine of Brandenburg

Elected Princess of Transylvania between 1629 and 1630.

Elected Princess of Transylvania between 1629 and 1630.

Transylvanian Ducat of Catherine of Brandenburg 1630

On 2 March 1626, she married Gabriel Bethlen, prince of Transylvania.

A proxy marriage was celebrated in Berlin, and a second marriage in person performed in Kosice in Transylvania (now in Slovakia) after the arrival of Catherine.