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Beckov

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Beckov is a village and municipality in Nové Mesto nad Váhom District in the Trenčín Region of western Slovakia.HistoryIn historical records the village was first mentioned in 1208. Mihály de genere Bána, royal equerry, who was the forefather of the Cseszneky family, performed several heroic deeds against the Mongolian invaders of Hungary (during the invasion in 1241-42) and for his bravery in 1241 King Béla IV appointed him Count (comes) of Beckó.GeographyThe municipality lies at an altitude of 190 metres and covers an area of 28.629 km². It has a population of about 1375 people.SightsAbove the village is Beckov Castle, now in ruins.People Jozef Miloslav Hurban born 1817 Baron László Mednyánszky born 1852 Dionýz Štúr born 1827Sources Györffy György: Az Árpád-kori Magyarország történeti földrajzaGenealogical resourcesThe records for genealogical research are available at the state archive "Statny Archiv in Bratislava,Slovakia"
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