Bozók (Bzovík) is located in the Upper lands/Horná Zem/Felvidék, now Slovakia.
It was first mentioned in 1135 when the noble Lampert of Hunt-Poznan founded a Cistercian abbey here.
In 1433 Bozók (Bzovik) was destroyed by Hussites and in the mid-15th century by commanders from the Korpona castle.
The settlement was an agricultural town with weekly market-rights. From 1530 to 1567 it belonged to Lord Balassa Zsigmond who chased away the monks. He turned it into a real fort. It was even able to withhold a Turkish siege in 1541.
The castle used to be a meeting place for county-assemblies between 1599 and 1646.
Between 1567 – 1658 it belonged to the landowner Fánchy family and in 1678 it passed to the Jesuits of Esztergom.
One of Prince Thököly Imre’s generals took it in 1678 and burned it to the ground but it was renovated in 1686 by Szelepcsényi György.
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