In 1605 he was given to the service of Stephen Bocskay. After Bockskay's death in 1606, he moved back to his father who was elected prince.
He joined Gabriel Bethlen in 1619 in an immediate attack against King Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor. On 1619 November 23 Bethlen gave up his siege and turned back to Hungary. This correspond with Battle of Humenné, where Rákóczi was defeated by Polish-Lithuanian cavalry called Lisowczycy and Bethlen needed to secure North Transylvania against them.
On 1 December 1630, the Sighisoara parliament elected Rákóczi as Prince. In 1644 he warred against King Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor. He took the whole of Upper Hungary and joined the Swedish army besieging Brno to march against Vienna. The sultan, however, stopped the campaign. 1645 in the Tisza River in Linz, At the peace treaty of Linz, he received seven counties .
Read more about this topic: George I Rákóczi
Other articles related to "biography":
... She showed up at the official conference with a fist up, meaning "good luck", in Act Zero ... During the time she worked on PGSM Takeuchi released no new manga. ...
... Foster's earlier designs reflected a sophisticated, machine-influenced high-tech vision ... His style has evolved into a more sharp-edged modernity ...
... Several countries offer an annual prize for writing a biography such as the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize – Canada National Biography Award – Australia Pulitzer Prize for Biography or ...
... A great deal of Cabell's work has focused on The Biography of Manuel, the story of a character named Dom Manuel and his descendants through many ... The biography includes a total of 25 works that were written over a 23-year period ... Cabell stated that he considered the Biography to be a single work, and supervised its publication in a single uniform edition of 18 volumes, known as the Storisende Edition, published from 1927 to 1930 ...
... three books to which she gave the subtitle "A Biography" Orlando A Biography (1928, usually characterised as a novel inspired by the life of Vita Sackville-West) Flush A Biography (1933, more explicitly cross-genre ...
Famous quotes containing the word biography:
“The best part of a writers biography is not the record of his adventures but the story of his style.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)
“A biography is like a handshake down the years, that can become an arm-wrestle.”
—Richard Holmes (b. 1945)
“In how few words, for instance, the Greeks would have told the story of Abelard and Heloise, making but a sentence of our classical dictionary.... We moderns, on the other hand, collect only the raw materials of biography and history, memoirs to serve for a history, which is but materials to serve for a mythology.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)