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Egri
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, German Erlau, archbishopric and the political centre of the Hevesian comitate in Hungary, was in Turkish hands from 1576 to 1687. It is particularly celebrated for its heroic and successful defence under Stephan Dobo from the 9th Sept. to the 18th Oct. 1552 against overwhelming forces under the Vizier Aḥmed (Von Hammar, Gesch. d. Osm. Reiches, iii. 307 et seq.; Jorga, Gesch. d. Osm. Reiehes, iii. 243). It was not till 1596 that the Turks, in the reign of Meḥemed III, succeeded in taking it (v. Hammer, op. cit. iv. 262 et seq.; Jorga, op. cit. iii. 321 et seq.). In 1687 the town surrendered t…

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“Egri”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 30 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_2195>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936



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