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The Treaty of Szatmár
was signed at Szatmár
(now Satu Mare
Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...
) on April 30, 1711 between Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Charles VI was the penultimate Habsburg sovereign of the Habsburg Empire. He succeeded his elder brother, Joseph I, as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia , Hungary and Croatia , Archduke of Austria, etc., in 1711...
Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...
Commander-in-Chief Sándor Károlyi and Imperial Field Marshal János Pálffy
Johann Bernhard Stephan, Graf Pálffy ab Erdöd was a Hungarian noble, Imperial Field marshal and Palatine of Hungary....
. Based on the terms of the accord, Charles promised to maintain the integrity of both Transylvanian and Hungarian estates. Moreover, the accord officially ended the Kuruc Rebellion
The kuruc was a term used to denote the armed anti-Habsburg rebels in Royal Hungary between 1671 and 1711....
led by Francis II Rákóczi
Francis II Rákóczi Hungarian aristocrat, he was the leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1703-11 as the prince of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary. He was also Prince of Transylvania, an Imperial Prince, and a member of the Order of the Golden...
. The impact of the treaty was evident on May 1, 1711 when 12,000 former advocates of Rákóczi swore allegiance to the Habsburg
The House of Habsburg , also found as Hapsburg, and also known as House of Austria is one of the most important royal houses of Europe and is best known for being an origin of all of the formally elected Holy Roman Emperors between 1438 and 1740, as well as rulers of the Austrian Empire and...
dynasty in the fields outside of Majtény in Szatmár
Szatmár is the name of a historic administrative county of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is presently in north-western Romania and north-eastern Hungary, south of the river Tisza...