Brezan Proclamation – Brezan, now Brezhany in Ukraine. At the beginning of 18th century Brezan belonged to Poland, being the estate of the Sieniawskis, supporters of Reigning Prince Rákóczi II. It was in Castle Brezna, on 6 May 1703 that Count Pál Ráday wrote Rákóczi’s manifesto, proclaimed on 7 June 1704 to the Hungarian nobility and to the world, giving the reasons for his uprising: “Recrudescunt inclytae gentis Hungarae Patriae vulnera…” (Reopened the wounds of the …Hungarian fatherland…)calling noblemen as well as commoners to arms to restore their country’s freedom. This started Hungary’s War of Independence against Austrian rule under the leadersip of Ferenc (Francis) Rákóczi II (1703-1711). – B: 0883, 0945, 1075, T: 7668.→Rákóczi II, Prince Ferenc; Freedom Fight of Rákóczi II, Prince Ferenc; Ráday, Count Pál.