Barcsay Ákos  

           (1610 - 1660)

    

  Originated from a noble Transylvanian 

family, who, at first, is Bethlen Gábor's 

advisor, then later the two Rákoczis'. At

the time of the Polish 

war campaign, he 

became the governor 

in Transzlvania. And 

in 1658 the parliament 

elects him count, and he 

will be supported by the 

Turks 'till the end of his 

leadership. 

   Barcsay became count against his will, 

and after Rákoczi Gy. the 2nd's death he 

decided to resign for the far more 

influenced Kemény János's favor, who will

kill him after all.

   

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                Kemény János

                    (1607 - 1662)

      

  Originated from an old Transzlvanian 

noble family, he was a very important and

well influenced personality, who also had 

serious functions 

during the Rákoczis' 

governing. He was 

commander of the 

Transylvanian army 

during the Polish 

war campaign in 

1657, who himself 

escapes  from  the  imprisonment  only 

after his huge reward being paid by the 

actual government. 

  He wrote his diary in the, for two years 

holding imprisonment. 

        

        

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