Selected Passages from Hungarian-Ottoman Wars between 1372-1699



Csókakő castle is in Hungary and it is located in a strategic position near Székesfehérvár, in the Trans-Danubian region.

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The first mention of the castle is from 1299 when István, son of Márk owned it. King Károly Róbert bartered it from them in 1326.

A nobleman called Rozgonyi István became its captain in the 15th century who saved his king’s life from the Turks in the disastrous battle of Galambóc in 1428.

Later, the castle went to Prince János Corvin and to Bishop Tamás Bakócz.

It was not a modern fort and was undefendable against artillery fire so it surrendered to the army of Bey Achmed of Székesfehérvár in 1544. It was a minor look-out place, in 1552 guarded by only 33 janissaries.

It was liberated in 1687. Evija Cselebi mentions a mosque in it that can be seen in a drawing from 1690. It was liberated in 1687 and lost its importance, though, not to us. The castle has been nicely renovated just recently. 

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