The village was first mentioned in old charters in 1326 (Bezenche) as belonging to Levice feudatories. In the 16th century it passed to Repište and after to Banská Štiavnica. In the 16th century it belonged to noble families: Dóczy, Stefan and Zobony. In 1601 it passed to Šašov.
- Andrej Kmeť, scientist
The records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia"
- Roman Catholic church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1798-1905 (parish B)
- Lutheran church records (births/marriages/deaths): 1812-1895 (parish B)
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