Vése is to be found in the inner part of Somogy county halfway between Kaposvár and Nagykanizsa along route 61. Its neighboring villages are Tapsony on the North, Böhönye and Terebezd on the East, Segesd and Somogyszob on the South, Inke and Nemesdéd on the West. According to the data from 2001 its territory is 4334 hectare, it has approximately 850 inhabitants and 350 houses.

There is an extended hunting field in the region. The typical game is the red deer, but there are many roe deer and wild boars. Pheasants, partridges, hares are also here to be found. In Csöprönd, which is in the forest not far from Vése, there is a rustic hunting lodge

The name of the village originates from a slavic name Vehse, which was adopted as surname by the landowners in the Middle Ages. The descendants of this family changed their name to Wéssey or later Véssey in the 15th century.

The first valid data about the village is from 1284. The then queen consort Erzsébet (László IV''s mother) gave these lands to Tamás, the bishop of Vác , and his family. The population may have derived from this family. There exists another document by László IV but it must have been false according to the latest research. Vése belonged to the county of Segesd and it was under the queen consort''s control.

Under the Turkish rule only a few people lived in the village. Moreover there was a short period when the village itself did not exist. In the 18th century the population started to increase and new boundaries were designated. The Véssey family became Lutheran at the time of the Reformation and the members of this family often happened to wed from other counties, because they preferred spouses from the same religion. Due to the fact that this wasn''t a big family and had only a few relationships in the neighborhood, on the other hand it had only one man through four generations respectively, the Véssey name did not appear in the public life until the end of the 18th century.

After the emancipation of serfs in 1848, fifty families became the owners of 480 hold of land (681 acres) in this area. Among these families the Véssey held the most power of the village in the 19th and 20th century.


At the turn of the century most of the population were already obliged to engage themselves in seasonal work and the landless had to serve the landlord. At the time of the Hungarian Soviet Republic the government forced independent peasants to enter co-operatives which worked from spring to autumn. The life was peaceful, there were no disturbances during those years.