Jókő Castle given to Mihaly Orzsag in 1436 by King Sigismund. Above, ruins in 1800s on open hillside and how it looks today overgrown with trees.
in Nograd County in present day Hungary. Pledged to the Guthi Orszags by King Ladislas in 1454.
CACHTICE (CSEJTE) CASTLE RUINS
In present day Slovakia. Pledged to Mihaly Orszag by King Matthias in 1466. It became the Orszag family seat and remained in their possession for a century until the family name died out in 1567. The ruin draws many tourists for its later connection to the infamous murderess, Countess Bathory.
What is looked like back the then
In Heves County, Hungary. Pledged to the Mihaly by King Matthias. Renovated and updated in 1561 by Mihaly's great grandson, Kristof, a favorite of King Ferdinand Habsburg, despite his conversion to Calvinism. Kristof, who was well educated and spoke several languages, became the Count of Norgrad. He was a popular and heroic milatry figure in Hungary. He died in 1567 at the young age of 32 and was much mourned by his wife, Ilona Zrinyi and the country.
IN PRESENT DAY ROMANIA
King Vladislav I donated it to the Ország family (1440-1444).
According to this genealogy chart, two of Mihaly Orszag's daughters married into the Podmaniczky family: Laszlo married Ilona and Laszlo's son, Janos, married Ilona's sister, Bora.
a memorial plaque over a red marble gate once read:
MAGNIFICUS DOMINUS CRISTOPHORUS ORZAGH DE GUTH CU.NEUGRAD. AC. S. CAES. MTTIS PINCERNA. 1561st
Anne, Maria, Adele and Eve Hars
SIte created by Eve Hars