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Tuesday 17 September 2019
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History

The early settlement of this area by man proves a cemetery with human bones from the Bronze Age, uncovered in the 1950s. From the graves, the unique craftwork of the Bronze Age was highlighted. Traces of settlement in the Middle Ages are confirmed by Old Slavic ash graves and material findings from the 10th century, from the time of Hungarian occupation. It can be assumed that the cadastral name of the pagan cemetery also dates back to this period. For several centuries, the inhabitants of the village have considered the site as the burial place of the ruler Taksonya, after which the village was named.

The first written mention of the village can be found in the description of the diacritical area in the document from 1138, in which the village of Matúškovo is mentioned as the land of the Bratislava castle people “terra civilium Posoniensium de villa locsun”.

In the Middle Ages, the closeness of the Benedictine Order in Diakovce was likely to have had a major impact on the inhabitants of the village. The struggle between churches at the time of Reformation and Counter-Reformation also affected the lives of the inhabitants. This is where the Kuruc and imperial sections of the anti-Habsburg national liberation struggle were directed. In 1704, Prince Rákoczi, the leader of the freedom struggles, stayed with his escort in Matthew.

Turkish devastation and a steady state of war have completely depleted the village, which did not rise until the second half of the century. From 1 January 1971 the village was administratively affiliated with Galanta without the consent of the citizens and only at the end of 1990 did it regain its independence.