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In the 9th century, the name Belograd ("White Castle" in Slavic languages) is mentioned, a reference to the remains of white Roman walls. The Gesta Hungarorum mentions a Hungarian regent named Gyula (Jula, Geula), the maternal grandfather of Stephen I of Hungary and lord [regent] of Transylvania, who built the capital of his dukedom there during 10th century. Following the establishment of the Catholic Transylvanian bishopric after Stephen I of Hungary adopted Catholicism, the first cathedral was built in the 11th century or possibly even earlier, based on recent archeological discoveries. The present (Catholic) cathedral was built in the 12th or 13th century. In 1442, John Hunyadi, Voivod of Transylvania, used the citadel to make his preparations for a major battle against the Ottoman Turks. The cathedral was enlarged during his reign and he was entombed there after his death.

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  • Copyright: Marian Serban (SNOOP_Chan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 561 W: 8 N: 257] (4377)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-00
  • Categories: Natureza
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2012-08-04 12:02
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