Austria Hungary
First posted on February 20th 2006






Timeline : Burgenland


433
526-568
c 595
791
895
907
955

996-1002
1044
c 1050
1157
c 1200
1241
1289-1291
1337

1373
1389
1405
1441
1445
1479
1491
1515
1524
1532
1534
1570
1573
1577
1604-1605
1619-1622
1620
1626 / 1647

1630
1679-1684
1683
1703-1711
1867
1898
1907
1918
1919

1920
1921


1925
1938

1945-1955
1956
1960
1979
1989
Romans abandoned province of Pannonia
Lombard settlement in, rule over western Pannonia
Slav settlement, under Avar rule
Destruction of the Avar Empire by Franks
Arrival of the Hungarians in the Pannonian Plain
Decisive victory of Hungarians over Bavarians in Battle of Bratislava
Following defeat in the Battle of Lechfeld 955, the Hungarians settle down in Pannonia
Burgenland hardly settled no-mans-land
Christianization of Hungary
Imperial army invaded Hungary, in response to Hungarian border violations
Leitha river became border between Kgd. of Hungary, Holy Roman Empire
Benedictine monastery at Güssing established
Arrival of German-speaking settlers
Tatar invasion caused devastation
Güssing Feud (Duke of Austria vs. Baron of Güns-Güssing)
Barons of Güs-Güssing, after they participated in a failed
rebellion, relocated to central Hungary
Eisenstadt elevated to status of a city
First Sinti & Roma (gypsies) mentioned in Burgenland records
Austrian invasion
Ödenburg (Sopron) pawn of Styria
Austrians, Styrians occupy western Hungary (incl. Burgenland)
King Matthias Corvinus restores Hungarian rule in western Hungary
Austro-Hungarian peace; western Hungarian possessions remain Habsburg fiefs
For the first time Croats mentioned in Eisenstadt town records
Lutheran heretic burnt in Neusiedl
Ottomans failed to take the fortress of Güns
Styrian estates complained against settlement of Croats in W. Hungary
Bathasar Batthyany converted to Calvinism
Imperial decree banned further Croat settlement in the Burgenland
Ottoman raid into Styria caused severe destruction
Boczkay-Rebellion against Habsburg rule in Royal Hungary
Hungarian Rebellion against Habsburg rule, under Bethlen Gabor
Rebels failed to take Lackenbach Palace by siege
Habsburg possessions in western Hungary restored to Royal Hungary (also under
the Habsburg Dynasty)
Adam Batthyany converted to Catholicism
Kuruc Rebellion against Habsburg rule in Royal Hungary
Second Ottoman Siege of Vienna
Kuruc Rebellion against Habsburg rule in Hungary
Austro-Hungarian compromise
Only the Magyar versions of placenames had to be used; Eisenstadt became Kismarton
Schooling was to be conducted exclusively in Hungarian
End of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy
The government of Hungary proposed autonomy for the German-speaking regions
in West Hungary
Treaty of Trianon; plebiscite foreseen in Lajtabanszag (Western Hungary)
Plebiscite; majority, except for Ödenburg (Sopron), voted for Austria; area, except for
Ödenburg (Sopron), allocated to Austria, renamed Burgenland, granted status of Land
(state) within Republic of Austria
Eisenstadt chosen as capital
Anschluss; Burgenland partitioned, attached to Styria, Lower Danube. Publications
in languages other than German banned; education in German only
Burgenland restored, under Soviet occupation
Hungarian Rebellion; 100,000s of Hungarians fled into/through Burgenland
Diocesis of Burgenland (Eisenstadt) established
Croat language radio program begun
Hungary cut hole in Iron Curtain, on Burgenland border