Jurisics Castle

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Jurisics Castle
Kőszeg, Hungary
Kőszeg - Jurisics Castle.jpg
Aerial view of Jurisics Castle
Jurisics Castle is located in Hungary
Jurisics Castle
Jurisics Castle
Coordinates47°23′22″N 16°32′20″E / 47.38958°N 16.53887°E / 47.38958; 16.53887
Site information
OwnerNational Treasury[1]
ConditionCurrently operated as a museum
Site history
Built ()
Battles/warsSiege of Güns
Garrison information
Nikola Jurišić

Jurisics Castle, named after Croatian nobleman Nikola Jurišić (Hungarian: Miklós Jurisics) is located in Kőszeg, Hungary.

Siege of Güns[edit]

During the Little War in Hungary, Pargalı İbrahim Pasha under the command of Suleiman the Magnificent laid siege to the castle in 1532.[2] Jurišić and less than 1,000 men defended the castle for 25 days without any artillery, despite 19 assaults.[2][3]

Ruins of Koszeg castle


  1. ^ "Jurisich Castle". Municipal Web Site. City of Kőszeg. Archived from the original on 24 August 2011. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b Turnbull, Stephen (2003). The Ottoman Empire, 1326-1699. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 51. ISBN 978-1-84176-569-3.
  3. ^ Wheatcroft, Andrew (2008). The Enemy at the Gate: Habsburgs, Ottomans, and the Battle for Europe. New York: Basic Books. p. 59. ISBN 978-0-465-02081-2.