K usadzovaniu šľachty v Levoči v polovici 16. storočia

The Settling Down of the Nobility in Levoča in the Second Half of the 16th Century

In the paper, the author considers the nobility of Levoča (Lőcse, Leutschau, Leutsovia); nobility settled down in the town in the 16th century partially under pressure from the Ottoman invasion. In particular, it describes how Serédi Gáspár, a captain of Upper Hungary and a senior military officer of Ferdinand I. Hapsburg, obtained a house in Levoča. His name is mentioned in a town tax book from 1551; however, he was the owner of the house as early as 1550. After his death, this house was obtained by Peter Fügedi, a royal servant of Serédi Gáspár. The Levoča town council had objections against his right of ownership. Thus he had to accept specific conditions under which he was allowed to own a house in town as a nobleman.