15th-17th century Transylvania

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The Ottoman defeat of Hungary (1541) left Transylvania as the only remaining area of Magyar control, until the Austrian Hapsburg's Empire regained Hungary and Transylvania in 1691.

Many Romanians escape from the hardships of being a peasant serf in Transylvania. The Szekely and Catholic Romanians that moved to Moldavia later became known as the Csango.

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