the peace treaty of Vienna

Peace of Vienna
The representatives of István Bocskai and the ministers of Emperor Rudolf II and the Hungarian King signed a peace treaty after long negotiations on 23 June, 1606. It strengthened the position of Hungarian orders significantly, since it ensured the free practice of religion; enabled the orders to elect a new palatine at the next meeting of parliament (who was István Illésházy in 1608); guaranteed that the Holy Crown - the symbol of the country - would be brought back; declared that the most important offices should be filled by Hungarian people; the free royal towns could keep their privileges...etc. At the same time Bocskai and his male successors received Transylvania, the annexed parts and counties Ugocsa, Bereg and Szatmár for their lifetime. Besides these this contract said that making peace with the Turks was a necessity. This was implemented in November by the peace treaty of Zsitvarnok.