Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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George of Hungary
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George was born in 1422 or 1423 in Transylvania, in present-day Romania. When the Turks conquered the town of Mühlbach (in Romanian Sebeş) in 1438, he was taken prisoner and sold into slavery. He had arrived in that town a year before, probably to attend school in the local Dominican monastery (he was about 15 or 16 then, as he says himself). He may have been of German …

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Classen, Albrecht, “George of Hungary”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 28 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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