Tag Archives: Hungary

June 17, 1462

On June 17, 1462, Vlad Dracula, also known as the Impaler, attacked and tried to assassinate the Ottoman Sultan, Mehmed the Conqueror. He failed and retreated from his country of Wallachia to Hungary, where Matthias Corvinus, the Hungarian king had him imprisoned. Contrary to popular opinion, Vlad was not a vampire at the time and … Continue reading

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April 27, 1938

On April 27, 1938, Geraldine Apponyi married King Zog of Albania. She was the first American to ever become an actual Queen of another country. To be fair, she never lived in America, nor was she born in America. She was born in Budapest, Hungary and was a countess in her own right, being the … Continue reading

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June 26, 1096

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1096, Peter the Hermit led his crusaders across Sava, Hungary on their way to Jerusalem to return the holy city to the worship of a Christian God. During the journey in Hungary, Peter’s lesser known brother, Herman, would irritate the horde of crusaders with his non-stop singing of “I’m … Continue reading

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