Sárospatak

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Sárospatak (Potok am Bodroch; Šarišský Potok, Blatný Potok) (English rough translation: Muddy Stream or Muddy Brook on the Bodrog) is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, northern Hungary.wikipedia
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Matthias Corvinus

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In 1460, during the reign of King Matthias it received the right to hold a market.
Matthias's commander Sebastian Rozgonyi defeated Jiskra's soldiers at Sárospatak but the Ottomans' invasion of Serbia in April forced Matthias to conclude an armistice with the Czechs.

Rákóczi's War of Independence

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The residents of the town took an active part in the revolution and war of independence against Habsburg rule led by Francis II Rákóczi between 1703 and 1711.
They captured the castles of Tokaj, Sárospatak and Sátoraljaújhely, and asked Rákóczi to become their leader, but he was not eager to head what appeared to be a minor peasant rebellion.

Francis II Rákóczi

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The residents of the town took an active part in the revolution and war of independence against Habsburg rule led by Francis II Rákóczi between 1703 and 1711.
The family lived in the castle of Munkács (today Mukacheve, in Ukraine), Sárospatak and Regéc until 1680, when Ferenc's paternal grandmother, Sofia Báthory, died.

Zsuzsanna Lorántffy

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In 1650 Zsuzsanna Lorántffy, widow of George I Rákóczi prince of Transylvania invited the famous Czech educator Jan Comenius to Sárospatak.
Zsuzsanna Lorántffy, anglicized as Susanna Lorantffy (1602 in Ónod, Hungary – 1660 in Sárospatak, Hungary) was a Princess consort of Transylvania by marriage to György Rákóczi I, Prince of Transylvania.

University of Miskolc

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The college (since 2000 a faculty of the University of Miskolc) now bears his name.
The Comenius Teacher's Faculty, previously Comenius Teacher's College, which became a faculty of the university in 2000, can be found in Sárospatak.

Lajos Kossuth

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Kossuth studied at the Piarist college of Sátoraljaújhely and one year in the Calvinist college of Sárospatak and the University of Pest (now Budapest).

George II Rákóczi

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Born in Sárospatak, Hungary, he was elected Prince of Transylvania during his father's lifetime (19 February 1642).

George I Rákóczi

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In 1650 Zsuzsanna Lorántffy, widow of George I Rákóczi prince of Transylvania invited the famous Czech educator Jan Comenius to Sárospatak.
They settled in Szerencs, but later moved to her inherited estate, Sárospatak.

Elizabeth of Hungary

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Its castle, built by Andrew II, is traditionally identified as the birthplace of his daughter Saint Elizabeth.
According to tradition, she was born in Hungary, possibly in the castle of Sárospatak (discussed below), on 7 July 1207.

Bodrog

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Sárospatak (Potok am Bodroch; Šarišský Potok, Blatný Potok) (English rough translation: Muddy Stream or Muddy Brook on the Bodrog) is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, northern Hungary.
A town along its course is Sárospatak, in Hungary.

Johann Grueber

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The Jesuit, Johannes Grueber forced them to recatholisation.
Johann Grueber (28 October 1623, Linz – 30 September 1680, Sárospatak, Hungary) was an Austrian Jesuit missionary and astronomer in China, and noted explorer.

Ladislaus IV of Hungary

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Béla IV's troops, which were under the command of Ladislaus's aunt, Anna, captured the castle of Sárospatak, where Ladislaus and his mother were staying, and imprisoned them.

András Fáy

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He was born at Kohány (today Kochanovce, suburb of Sečovce) in the county of Zemplén, and was educated for the law at the Protestant college of Sárospatak.

János Erdélyi

János Erdélyi (1814 in Veľké Kapušany – January 23, 1868 in Sárospatak) was a Hungarian poet, critic, author, philosopher and ethnographist.

John Amos Comenius

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In 1650 Zsuzsanna Lorántffy, widow of George I Rákóczi prince of Transylvania invited the famous Czech educator Jan Comenius to Sárospatak.
In 1650 Zsuzsanna Lorántffy, widow of George I Rákóczi prince of Transylvania invited him to Sárospatak.

Árpád vezér grammar school

Secondary School
The Árpád Vezér Grammar School is one of the secondary schools in Sárospatak.

Mihály Tompa

Tompa Mihály
He studied law and theology in Sárospatak, and subsequently at Budapest; and, after many vicissitudes, at the age of thirty he accepted the post of Protestant minister in Beje, a small village in his native county, whence, in two years, he removed to Kelemér, and four years later to Hanva, in the county of Borsod, where he remained till his death.

Frigyes Ákos Hazslinszky

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After a stint as teacher in Debrecen and Sárospatak, and further studies in Vienna, he became professor of physics and mathematic at the Lutheran College in Eperjes (today Prešov) in 1846.

Ján Chalupka

John Chalupka
Chalupka was educated at home, in Ožďany, Levoča, Prešov, Sárospatak and studied in Vienna and Jena.

Ilona Zrínyi

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In this way she also retained control over the vast Rákóczi estates, which included among them the castles of Regéc, Sárospatak, Makovica, and Munkács.

Sárospatak District

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Sárospatak is also the name of the town where the district seat is found.

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County

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Sárospatak (Potok am Bodroch; Šarišský Potok, Blatný Potok) (English rough translation: Muddy Stream or Muddy Brook on the Bodrog) is a town in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county, northern Hungary.
The Reformation began its spreading in Hungary in this area, and the first Protestant college was opened in Sárospatak.