After being set free, he abstains from the 

social activities, and strikes up again, only 

after the death of Rákoczi György the 2nd. 

and the siege of Várad: with the Habsburgs 

support, and the Transylvanians trust 

becomes count of Transylvania, unlike the 

Turks puppet Barcsay Ákos. 

  Although the Turks don't recognize him as 

count, that's why Kemény János asks for 

king Leopold's help and support. Instead 

of the resigned Barcsay Ákos, the Turks 

name a new count for Transylvania, Apafi 

Mihály who they also support with army. 

  The decisive battle, between the two 

Transylvanian counts, will happen at 

Nagyszöllős, and ended with Apafy 

Mihály's  victory, and Kemény János dies 

on the battle field. 

     

    

    

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        Apafi Mihály the 1st.

                    (1632 - 1690)

      

  Apafi, after the unsuccessful war 

campaign against Poland, stood in Tartar 

imprisonment for four years. He gets 

elected as count of Transylvania, in the fall

of 1661, by the 

Turk army's 

commander, after 

they defeated 

Kemény  János's 

army, and after 

defeating Kemény 

János's army, he is 

the only and last count of Transylvania. 

  However, he accepted to be count by 

being forced by the Turks, his long ruling 

brought a relatively good and peaceful life 

        

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