Introduction of Satu-mare
City of Baia-Mare province, in the NW, near the Hungarian border, on the Somes River, 295 mi NW of Bucharest. First mentioned in the 14th century, Satu-Mare became a Roman Catholic bishopric and a commercial and cultural center. The conquest of Transylvania from Hungary by the Walachians began here. An old palace, three large churches, and a Vincentian monastery still stand . The Peace of Szatmar was signed here in 1711, providing religious rights for Hungary after the Hungarian rebellion against Austria.