Principality of Transylvania (1571–1711)

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Transylvania
1571–1867
Flag of Transylvania
Flag
Coat of arms of Transylvania
Coat of arms
Map of the Principality of Transylvania (1683)
Map of the Principality of Transylvania (1683)
CapitalKolozsvár(Cluj), Gyulafehérvár(Alba Julia)
Common languagesLatin (in administration, science and politics);
Hungarian, German, Romanian, Yiddish (vernacular).
GovernmentPrincipality
History 
• Established
1571
• Disestablished
1867
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Hungary
Habsburg Empire

The Principality of Transylvania was a semi-independent state. It was ruled by mostly Calvinist Hungarian princes. The Principality existed as a semi-independent state from 1571 to 1711. It was a part of the Habsburg Monarchy / Austrian Empire from 1711 to 1867.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Transylvania". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-26.