János Arany


created by Eve Hars


Jókai Mór


of French origin- Bastille

The heroism of Cecilia Szentgyorgyi is praised by King Sigismund in his 1434 donor's diploma. He tells us that when Galambóc's fortress was besieged by war, “these brave and excellent women are stepping on an armed galley and putting aside the women's natural shyness and weakness, raving with courageous heart on the Danube, and approaching the besieged castle with a cannon gun He was fired at the Turks. ”In 1430, Sigismund gave three villages in the county of Tolna to the Rozgony family for his heroic heroism. Csokako Castle

The Siege of Golubac (1428)

The Hungarian forces besieged and conquered the mighty Golubac Fortress. However when news arrived that Sultan Murad II, the ruler of the Ottoman Empire, had sent a huge force to retake the fortress, Sigismund decides to make a deal with the Ottomans. After an agreement is signed, and the Hungarian troops were crossing in ships to the other side of the Danube, the Turks break the truce and begin to attack the peacefully retreating forces. The king, along with a small retinue that included Istvan Rozgony, Count of Timisoara (Temes) and commander of the army, remained trapped at Golubac. The situation appeared hopeless but then who should appear but Istvan Rozgony's wife, Celia Szentgyorgyi. Commanding her own ship, she had managed to slip by the Turks who were still focused on their assault on the retreating Hungarian army. She rescued her husband, the king and their retinue from Golubac. King Sigismund always credited her with saving his life that day and in gratitude, bequeathed a large estate and village to her.

Her husband, Istvan Rozgony, was not quite so heroic; he apparently fell into the water during the rescue process.