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, the Ottoman orthography for Szigetvár , a town and centre of a sand̲j̲aḳ , temporarily of a beglerbegilik , in Transdanubian Hungary. The originally not very important town and castle, situated in the morasses of the rivulet Almás, became a significant military centre of Habsburg Hungary after the fall of Székesfehérvár and Pécs, the main royal and episcopal towns in Transdanubia. An unsuccessful Ottoman attack was directed against it in 963/1556. Ten years later, Süleymān the Magnificent [q.v.] led his last campaign against Szigetvár, which put up a strong resistance. …

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Dávid, G., “Sigetwār”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7020>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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