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    HUNGARY

    ESZTERGOM

    BASILICA

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    ESZTERGOM BASILICA

    ESZTERGOM WAS THE CAPITAL OF HUNGARY FROM THE 10THTILL THE MID-13TH CENTURY WHEN KING BELA IV OF HUNGARYMOVED THE ROYAL SEAT TO BUDA.

    ESZTERGOM IS THE SEAT OF THE PRMS (SEE PRIMATE) OF THE

    ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN HUNGARY. IT'S ALSO THE OFFICIALSEAT OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT OF HUNGARY. THE CITYHAS THE KERESZTNY MZEUM, THE LARGEST ECCLESIASTICALCOLLECTION IN HUNGARY. ITS CATHEDRAL, ESZTERGOMBASILICA IS THE LARGEST CHURCH IN HUNGARY.

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    HISTORY

    THE MAGYARS ENTERED PANNONIAN BASSIN IN IN 896, AND CONQUERED IT

    SYSTEMATICALLY SINCE 901. IN 960, THE RULING PRINCE OF THE

    HUNGARIANS, GZA, CHOSE ESZTERGOM AS HIS RESIDENCE. HIS SON, VAJK,

    WHO WAS LATER CALLED SAINT STEPHEN OF HUNGARY, WAS BORN IN HIS

    PALACE BUILT ON THE ROMAN CASTRUM ON THE VRHEGY (CASTLE HILL)

    AROUND 969-975.

    ESZTERGOM IS ONE OF THE OLDEST TOWNS IN HUNGARY. THROUGHOUT ITS

    RICH HISTORY, TIMES OF GREAT KINGS, SIGNIFICANT EVENTS, RICH PALACES

    AND CHURCHES.

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    Esztergom

    Regatul maghiar a luat fiin n anul 1000,sub conducerea luitefan I al Ungariei, primul rege maghiar. Numele initial era Vajk,iar tatl su Gza, a fost conductor al maghiarilor. tefan Icunoscut i ca Sfntul tefan (Szent Istvn), s-a cstorit cuGhizela, fiica lui Henric al II-lea Duce de Bavaria. n anul 996, adevenit conductorul statului maghiar, Ungaria, primind coroanade la Papa Silvestru al II-lea n anul 1000, n oraul Esztergom.Ca rege cretin a infiinat Biserica Ungar, a cretinat populaia nreligia catolic, a nfiinat zece episcopii, iar regatul a fost mprit

    n comitate (n maghiar: vrmegye).

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    ESZTERGOM IN 1664

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