Romānia - Transylvania - Szekely Land - Sigishoara


In the 3rd century BC, at the today location of Sighisoara there has been a castle named SANDOVA.
This is proven by many weapons, ceramics objects discovered here.
Above the old castle the Romans have raised a new one in the 1st century.
The place was well chosen, in he center of Transylvania.

At the beginning of the 15th century Sighisoara has suppored the principle of Muntenia between 1431-1435 in the occupation of the throne of Tara Romanesca.
His coins made here were used widely in the whole Transylvania.

In 1511, there has been the biggest revolution its history, the poor of the town has raised against the rich.

In his way to Alba Iulia in 1600 Mihai Viteazul himself has been here, before he proclaimed the union of the 3 principates: Tara Romaneasca, Transilvania, Moldova.

A big honor in the towns history was the Dieta Transilvaniei".
Many years ago this "Dieta Transilvaniei" had vote Gheorghe Rakoczi the 1st as leader, permanent ally of the leader of Tara Romaneasca and Moldova.

Sighisoara has a period of glory, as it becomes an important center of arts.
Sculptors, painters from the south of Germany, Austria with native personalities as Elias Nicolai has contributed to the prosperity of the town.

In the 17th century Sighisoara lives through hard times because in the towns history were many disasters recorded: siege, hunger, plague, inundation, earthquakes, fire.

In the 19th century, meanwhile the revolt from 1848, the region of Tarnava rivers is the scene of dreadful fights.
In 1849 took place the battle at Albesti, where one of the greatest Hungarian revolutionist, Petofi Sandor has felt at duty.
In his memory at Albesti an imposing statue has been errected.

After the first world war the oppressed nations are requesting their freedom.
At the meeting at Alba Iulia in December of 1918 declares the union with Romania.