Basta Giorgio

                  (1544 - 1607)

      

  Albanian originated Habsburg general, 

fought against the Turks, and since 1598 

he was the commandant of Kassa. In the 

fall of 1600 he defeats 

count Mihai at Miriszló, 

then on the other years 

summer together with 

Mihai V., already, they 

defeat the third time 

returned count, Báthory 

Zsigmond, at Goroszló. He ruled over 

Transylvania between the years of 1601-

1604, by gaining absolute power from the 

emperor. During these years he practiced 

a terrible reign of terror: his soldiers were 

stilling and killing, and all the regions were 

depopulating in Transylvania. People got 

       

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so poor, that they kept themselves into the 

cart and yoke, this is what being kept by 

tradition too: on the name of "Basta's cart". 

The notorious emperor's commander was eventually defeated by Bocskai. 

    

         Székely Mózes

                  (1550-1603)

    

  A Sekler noble man who helped the 

Báthorys in their work, who also 

happened to be commander in count 

Mihai V.'s army, then joined the, with 

Basta's reign of terror, dissatisfied 

Transylvanians. This is how he became 

count of Transylvania with Turkish support. 

His few months of ruling ended with, by 

being defeated near Brassó, by, with the 

Habsburgs allied Valachian count Radu 

Serban. He also died on the battle field.

    

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