also protects Buda (Hungary) from the 

besieger emperors, then in the beginning 

of 1542 organizes the Transylvanian 

Principality. Until the end of his life he is 

Transylvania's most influenced and 

protector leader. In 1551 convinces

Izabella, and his son 

for resigning, and 

for to leave 

Transylvania, and 

he gives the region 

to the emperors. 

  In a way, he gets 

an appreciation from 

Habsburg Ferdinand, 

and gains titles from them, but in the same 

time the emperors getting worried about 

him and his friendship knowing that he sent 

the tax to the Turks, too, so eventually they

will kill him in Alvinci's castle.

  

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             János Zsigmond 

                   (1540-1571)

   

  He was Hungary's voted king, under the 

name of János the 2nd., however he had 

never ruled over Hungary. He was the son 

of Jagelló, Izabella and Transylvania's first 

count Szapolyai János's. Soliman, the 

sultan, took him as his son, but by all 

means from the king's heritage (together 

with his mother), he owned only 

Transylvania and its neighbor parts. 

  In 1551 leaves Transylvania, as a kid, 

as to be called back there, after five years, 

to be the count. (But he can rule the 

region, by himself, only after his mothers 

death.) He is a very educated, and 

humanist count, who is always 

susceptible for new things: 

     

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