Saxons in Transylvania? But how?

A bit of early Romanian history More than 2,000 years ago Dacians lived on these lands, then the Romans came and the Romanized Dacians are the ancestors of today's Romanians. After the Romanians left, the migrating peoples, the Huns, the Goths, the Gepidae, the Avars, but they were not able to retain the power and this fact allowed the Hungarians to extend eastwards from today's Hungarian territory and to occupy Transylvania in the 10th century. Why did Saxons come to Romania? The Hungarian population with the help of the Szekely ( a people that speak Hungarian, but whose origin is still questioned). was not large enough to entirely occupy this new territory, so around 1150 King Geza II of Hungary invited merchants, craftsmen and German farmers to settle in the south of Transylvania, giving them land and certain privileges to attract them. The German colonists came from the Rhine area, Flanders, Belgium and Luxembourg and became known as Saxons. In exchange for the privileges they have been granted (such as the possibility of self-government, commercial activities, and some tax exemptions), the Saxons had to defend the southeastern border of Transylvania and make available a certain number of soldiers to the [...]

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