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George of Hungary
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Biography

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 19 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2451-9537_cmrii_COM_24642>
First published online: 2015



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