Budakeszi (German: Wudigeß) is a town in Pest County in the Budapest metropolitan area. It is located beyond the János Hill at the western city limits of Budapest, about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of the Zero Kilometer Stone in the city center.
Budakeszi was first mentioned about 1270, it was completely devastated during the Ottoman Siege of Buda in 1541. In the aftermath of the Ottoman defeat at the 1683 Battle of Vienna, the depopulated area was re-settled with "Danube Swabian" (most of them actually descending from Lorraine, the Palatinate and Alsace) immigrants by the order of the Habsburg King Leopold I. Budakeszi was for centuries a predominantly "Schwabian" (ethnic German) village.
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