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Imre Festetics

Imre Festetics

Imre Festetics (1762 Simaság–1847 Kőszeg) a count of Tolna, member of the royal chamber, squatter and geneticist. His mother was Julianna Bossányi, his first wife Krisztina Boronkay (1791) and later Borbála Vizkeleti (1812). In 1782 he joined the army, he participated in the last battles against the Ottomans as a captain at the yeomanry. He […]

Witch Trial

Witch Trial

Anna Pernekker was accused with being a witch on 23 March, 1679. The accused woman put aside her divine fears, and we cannot exactly know how, but she had been inspired by the Devil and together with her similar associates she committed many evil actions. She was put on fire on 13 April.

Jews in Kőszeg

Jews in Kőszeg

The history of the Jews in the city goes back to the 14th century, when the lord of Kőszeg, János Garai allowed them to settle down in 1373 for the first time. Remarkably, the Jews of Kőszeg were allowed to practice their religion and law which was very exceptional then.

Gombossy Mátyás

Gombossy Mátyás

Mátyás Gombossy (Inwohner) was chief notaryman in Kőszeg (1649-1652), member of the council (1649-1658), chief judge in 1654, and the first member of the parliament of the city.{:}{:hu}Gombossy Mátyás (Inwohner,(lakó) a Gombossy család, Pál és János személyében, 1615. szeptember 2-án kapta nemesi levelét II. Mátyástól Prága városában.