collages. The most important by him 

founded school is the one on Gyulafehérvár.

He supported the young Transylvanians 

that wanted to go follow their university 

studies outside the country in the west, 

especially in the those protestant and 

developed countries like England or 

Holland, because he was clear about the 

fact that Transylvania needs well trained 

and civilized professionals. 

  He created a princely printing house at 

Gyulafehérvár, and transformed the capitol 

into a very important political and cultural 

center. 

  In 1626 get married for the second time 

(being widower years ago) with 

Brandeburgi Katalin, and soon made his 

wife his successor. He followed diplomatic 

directions with his wife, too - to win 

England, Holland and Denmark's alliances

       

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against the Habsburgs. 

  His only target, in his whole life, was to 

gain Hungary's independency and unity, 

but unfortunately the between the two 

major empires struggling country's - The 

Transylvanian Principality - power wasn't 

enough even with the great count Bethlen 

Gábor's major efforts. However thanks to 

his personality and wisdom Transylvania 

gains a very important role in Europe's 

politics. 

  Because of his illness he begun to write 

his political testament, and after a few days 

of finishing it dies, only at his 49th. years 

Transylvania's greatest count: "Bethlen 

Gábor." 

   

   

   

   

    

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