In his foreign policy supported the Valachian 

and Moldavian counts, in fact, if it was 

about, he become the Justice of the Peace 

of the Two. He stood as friend of Turks all 

his time of ruling, and followed Bethlen G.'s 

example, that allied with the Habsburgs 

enemies (France and Sweden), and fought 

in the 30 year war. In the, with Habsburgs 

made peace treaty, at Linz, assured the 

Eastern Hungarian counties annexation to Transylvania, and the free practicing of the 

religion of the Hungarian Protestants. 

  At the and of his rulings he tries to assure 

for himself and/or his family the throne of 

Poland. Thanks to Rákoczi Gy. the 1st.'s 

military, politic and diplomatic efforts, 

Transylvania gets included into the 30 years 

war closing peace treaty. Still alive, he 

already chooses as his successor, his older 

son.

    

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 Rákoczi György the 2nd.

                 (1621 - 1660)

      

  He filled in important functions at his 

father's time already: commandant at 

Várad and lordlieutenant of  Bihar county 

hall, and then elected Transylvanian count. 

With his wife, who 

was daughter 

Báthory, they get a 

huge property, as 

dowry. 

  As ruler he targets

the obtaining of the 

Polish crown, that's

why he allies with 

the kazaks, and 

draws Valachia and Moldavia under his 

control. The Collected Transylvanian 

Corpus-Juries, that contained the 

       

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