The Battle of Rozgony was fought

15 Jun 2021  Tue

Charles-I, also known as Charles Robert was a courtly, pious king of Hungary who restored his kingdom to the status of great power and enriched and civilized it. Charles's efforts to reunite Hungary, together with his administrative and economic reforms, established the basis for the achievements of his successor, Louis the Great.

The Battle of Rozgony was fought between King Charles Robert of Hungary and the family of Palatine Amade Aba on 15 June 1312, on the Rozgony (today Rozhanovce) field. Chronicon Pictum described it as the "most cruel battle since the Mongol invasion of Europe". Despite many casualties on the King's side, his decisive victory brought an end to the Aba family's rule over the eastern Kingdom of Hungary, weakened his major domestic opponent Mate Csak III, and ultimately secured power for Charles Robert of Hungary.

Charles often declared that his principal aim was the "restoration of the ancient good conditions" of the kingdom. Charles reorganized and improved the administration of royal revenues. The minting of gold coins began under Charles's auspices in the lands north of the Alps in Europe. His florins, which were modeled on the gold coins of Florence, were first issued in 1326.

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