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Some Remarks on the Moldavian-Polish Truce from 1497 | p. 157–164

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One of the controversies about King Jan Olbracht campaign to Moldavia had to do with the closing of the Moldavian-Polish truce upon the request of the King of Hungary. For a long time the envoy was identified with Ladislau Losonczy, marshal of the Buda court, whose mission was dated before the real intentions of the Polish King about Moldavia were revealed. Actually, the Hungarian King’s envoy was Waclaw Čič (Čeč) of Nemyčevsi, marshal of the Bohemian royal court between 1491 and 1504, who reached Moldavia while the Polish army was besieging Suceava. Consequently, the message of the Hungarian King can no longer be seen as a warning ignored by the Polish King, but as an ultimatum which led to the closing of the truce and the withdrawal of the Polish army from Moldavia.