Reghin - historical dates


Lands of Reghin, were  inhabited ever since the stone age, daco-roman period and even after, as proven by the archaeological materials: stone axes, axle disks mad by burnt clay, fibulaes, pottery, coins, found in Reghin and surroundings.

Material traces of the romans presence they are the way/road from the fortress/camp of Cristești via Reghin through roman fortress from Brâncovenești with branches- large road from Sceplok Goreni- to Reghin, which is a segment of the roman road.

In centuries X-XI enter in Transylvania the hungarian tribes- despite the opposition of the local population. Under hungarian kings: Geza 972-997, Ștefan I the first, the holy 997-1038, then Petru, Samuel Aba, Andrei I the first, 1046-1060, Bela I the first, Salamon, Ladislau the holy 1077-1095, Coloman, Geza II the second 1141-1162, etc., and finally Andrei II the second 1205-1235, Transylvania is occupied and meanwhile colonized with szecklers and saxons, in the areas where they also live in the present time, including Reghin areas. The surroundings of Reghin become royal land, the royal citadel was built at Gurghiu.

Between 1192 and 1196, during the reign of  king Bella III the third, were made the first colonization of saxons from the area of Rin river and Mosellei through Hungary, than through Transylvania.

The massive and solid group of settlers were the saxons who will colonize Bârsa Land (Țara Bârsei), the mining centre from Rodna, with ramification through Bistrița, Teaca, Reghin, Petelea, Dedrad, Batoș, Uila, then Ideciu de Sus and Ideciul de Jos.

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