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Veszprém had an important religious role during the fight to make Christianity the official religion of Hungary - St. Stephen defeated the armies of his chief opponent, Koppány, near Veszprém. The city became the first episcopal seat of Hungary in 1009 and an archiepiscopal seat in 1993. Comitatus Veszprém was one of the earliest historical counties of Hungary.

Veszprém was the favorite city of Queen Gisela, the wife of St. Stephen. For centuries, the queens of Hungary were crowned by the bishop of Veszprém. The city is still often called "the city of queens."

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  • Copyright: Nagy Alexandra (Szandrusz) (8)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-11-23
  • Categories: Castles
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-05 11:21
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