Janos Zsargo > wrote:
>Which area was called Wallachia? Isn't it the plane on the northern bank of
>Danube? Because that area was called Havasalfold by the Hungarians (as far
>as I know).
Wallachia, better known as Tara Romaneasca, is not a geographical
term, but the name of a principality that covered much more than the
north Danubian plain.
>>Anyhow, I subscribe to Eva's viewpoint that for an individual, in
>>those times, feudal- and religious-dependence weighted more than his
>>ethnicity. None of Hunyadi's actions indicate that, from an ethnical
>>viewpoint, he felt either Romanian or Hungarian.
>This is probably true, but nobody was talking about this, only B.E.
It might be a difference between what you wrote
"...a son of Janos Hunyadi and the brother of Matyas Hunyadi. The last
two are real national heroes, despite their national origin."
and what you actually meant, right?
>I consider him a national hero because of his positive role in the
>Hungarian History. Because of him and his family the turkish occupation
>was much shorter than it could have been,
Yadda, yadda, yadda.... Then, I guess, Tamerlane is also a national
Hungarian hero, despite his national origin, because his victory over
Bayazid at Ankara made the Ottoman occupation of South-Central Europe
much shorter than it could have been.
>Their ethnicity or their motivation is not that important.
And Tamerlane meets both criteria ;-)