2011. január 24., hétfő
Kassa a XVII. század elején / Kassa in the early 17th century
In 1604, Stephen Bocskai occupied the town during his insurrection against the Habsburg dynasty. Giorgio Basta, commander of the Habsburg forces, failed to capture the city, but Ferdinand I eventually recaptured it in 1606. Stephen Bocskay died here on 29 December 1606 and was interred there. On 5 September 1619, Gabriel Bethlen captured the town. In 1626 he married here Catherine von Hohenzollern, of Johann Sigismund Kurfürst von Brandenburg. On 18 January 1644, the Diet elected George I Rákóczi the prince of Hungary.