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 Obsidio Zigethiensis
(433 words)

‘The siege of Szigetvár’

János Zsámboki, Sámboki; Johannes Sambucus

Date: 1558

Original Language: Latin


In this short work Zsámboky briefly describes the first siege of Szigetvár in 1556, when the Ottomans attempted to seize this important stronghold of the southern trans-Danube region but were successfully resisted by the garrison there.

Zsámboky’s text is based on the Hungarian poem Historia obsidionis Insulae Antemi...rytmos per Hungaricos by the Prote…

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Bradács, Gábor, “ Obsidio Zigethiensis”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 16 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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