Principality of Transylvania (1571–1711)

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Transylvania
1571–1867
Flag of Transylvania
Flag
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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.