Ferdinand of Bohemia defeats John Zápolya at Tokay

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Historical Context Note

Ferdinand of Bohemia and Austria, rival claimant to the Hungarian throne, defeats King John Zápolya of Hungary in a battle at Tokay, and uses this victory to take over most of Hungary. In response, Zápolya appeals to the Ottoman Turks for assistance.
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Editors. "Ferdinand of Bohemia defeats John Zápolya at Tokay". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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