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Pipo of Ozora

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Hidden : 4/13/2003
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Ozora can be found in the northwestern corner of Tolna County occupying both sides of the Sió Canal, in a deep valley on the Mezoföld plateau. It can be reached from the direction of Simontornya on road 64 and from Pincehely on road 61.

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Ozora can be found in the northwestern corner of Tolna County occupying both sides of the Sió Canal, in a deep valley on the Mezoföld plateau. It can be reached from the direction of Simontornya on road 64 and from Pincehely on road 61.

Ozora and its surroundings were inhabited as early as the Stone Age, stone tools found in the area attest to that. The first lord of Ozora was lord lieutenant Sándor Sólyági in 1310 who, in 1325, was already mentioned with the last name changed to Ozorai (i.e. from Ozora), a name he had kept afterwards. In 1399 the last of the Ozorai family, Borbála Ozorai (daughter of András Ozorai) married Philippo Scolari, the young and talented Florentine general of the army of King Sigismundus. Philippo Scolari is mentioned in historical records under the name of Ozorai Pipó (Pipó of Ozora). He played an important role in the history of medieval Ozora. In 1418 a monastery was built in what is now the beginning of Petofi street, an area that is remembered in oral tradition as Baráth-kút square. Ozora was granted toll collection privileges by the king as well as the right to hold weekly markets and markets of countrywide attendance and the privileges of a free country town.

On the day of Holy Thursday of 1416 King Sigismundus permitted Philippo Scolari, aka Pipó Ozorai to begin to construct a castle. He built the castle in the outskirts of medieval Ozora, in the place of a smaller mansion of his father-in-law (András Ozorai) on the northwestern slopes of a mound range on the banks of the Sió River.

The castle was constructed by chief architect Manetto Ammanatini, wood carvers Masolino de Paricale and Tassie and several other known and anonymous architects and artists.

Two famous poets can be connected to Ozora. Sándor Petofi came to the village on 31 July 1841 as a trouper driven by the ideal to serve the cause of the Hungarian national language by performing as an actor. His acting career lasted only three months and not before the troupe went bankrupt did he turn to poetry. His performances took place in the Ozora restaurant, now a garment factory, where a memorial plaque of marble gives a record of this.

The other poet, Gyula Illyés since his time as a student spent happy days and months in Ozora.

The village itself is a pleasant place; you can see nice wooden flower containers placed in front of many of the houses as well as a playground with wooden toys for children, new wooden benches. The castle is open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 5 pm on Monday it is closed. We originally wanted to hide a traditional cache but it proved to be impossible within a sensible distance. The Hungarian movie Hukkle was shot in Ozora, the old man’s house can be seen in end of Bezerédj street, the thatched roof has been replaced though.

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