Miskolc

Miskolc in the second half of the 20th century

The post-World War II history until 1989 of Hungary was characterized by the social arrangement within the Soviet block, the communist-socialist period.

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Miskolc in the first half of 20th century

Miskolc separated from Borsod County between 1907 and 1909 and implemented the transformation into a center of trade, culture and intellect and a big city of the region as an independent municipality.

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Miskolc in the 19th century

The 19th century brought about huge development and transformation in every areas of individual and social life, both at human and urban level.

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Miskolc in the 18th century

The town not only recovered from the disasters of the first decades of the 18th century but also it was rebuilt by its inhabitants.

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The kuruc epoch

Miskolc played a pivotal role during Rákóczi's War for Independence (1703-1711). Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II set up here his headquarters twice, in 1704 and 1706; accordingly the town became not only an military operations center but also a scene of important decisions.

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Age of Dualism

After the military disaster of Mohács won by the Turks (1526), Miskolc fell to double powers. Its role increased, as the town was the scene of events of national significance. The delegates of 13 counties on King Ferdinand's (1526-1564) side held a Diet in 1526 and a (partial) Diet in 1541 in the church built on the Avas Hill.

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Glory and decay of the Castle of Diósgyőr

The history of the castle dates back to the beginning of the 1100s, it became a royal property in 1128. In some decades, it was owned by Ernye Bán, and then it was his son, Palatine Stephen’s merit to further construct and finalize the palace with a splendid outside and inside.

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Miskolc and Diósgyőr in the Middle Ages

The father of our history-recording, King Béla III's chronicler with no name, Anonymous already mentioned Miskolc and Diósgyőr (thus, the core of the city is thousand years old) by name in his work about the deeds of the Hungarians.

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Age of the Settling of the Hungarians

Our settling ancestors got into the Carpathian, Central Danube Basin with the second wave of migration.

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Migration period

At the end of Bronze Age and in the Iron Age (1200 BC-800 AC), Europe and the Carpathian Basin were swept over by waves of intense migration of peoples, battles, conquests.

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