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 Matthias Corvinus of Hungary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Matthias was born in Cluj (Hungarian: Kolozsvár) in Transylvania in 1443, the second son of John Hunyadi, a successful Hungarian military leader of Vlach ancestry who had risen through the ranks of the nobility to become regent of Hungary.
The later epithet Corvinus was coined by Matthias' biographer, the Italian Antonio Bonfini, who claimed that the Hunyadi family (whose coat of arms depicts a raven—corvus in Latin) descended from the ancient Roman gens of the Corvini.
Matthias was educated in Italian, and his fascination with the achievements of the Italian Renaissance led to the promotion of Mediterranean cultural influences in Hungary.
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 Visegrád - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Visegrád is famous for the remains of the early Renaissance summer palace of Matthias Corvinus and the medieval Citadel.
In the 14th century, at the time of the Angevin kings of Hungary, the castle became a royal residence and was enlarged with a new curtain wall and palace buildings.
Between 1477-84 King Matthias Corvinus had the palace complex reconstructed in late Gothic style, but in the decoration of the architectural parts also the Italian Renaissance style was used, which appeared here for the first time in Europe outside Italy.
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 Matthias Corvinus of Hungary -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Matthias was born in Kolozsvár (now Cluj) in Transylvania in 1443, the second son of John Hunyadi (Hungarian: Hunyadi János, Romanian: Iancu de Hunedoara), a successful Hungarian warlord who rose through the ranks of the nobility to become regent of Hungary.
The later epithet Corvinus was coined by Matthias' biographer Antonio Bonfini, who claimed that the Hunyadi family (whose coat of arms depicts a raven—corvus in Latin) descended from the ancient Roman gens of the Corvini.
Matthias was 15 when he was crowned King of Hungary and he soon learned the finesses of power from his mentor, the Italian Antonio Bonfini, regent of Hungary until his adulthood.
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 Matthias Corvinus
Matthias I Hunyadi, King of Hungary, also known as Matthias Corvinus, a surname which he received from the raven (corvus) on his escutcheon, second son of János Hunyadi and Elizabeth Szilágyi, was born at Kolozsvár, probably on the 24rd of February 1443.
Matthias consolidated his position by alliances with the dukes of Saxony and Bavaria, with the Swiss Confederation, and the archbishop of Salzburg, and was from that point the greatest potentate in central Europe.
Matthias was a middle-sized, broad-shouldered man of martial bearing, with a large fleshy nose, hair reaching to his heels, and the clean-shaven, heavy chinned face of an early Roman emperor.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Matthias Corvinus
King of Hungary, son of Janos Hunyady and Elizabeth Szilagyi of Horogssey, was born at Kolozsvar 23 Feb., 1440; d.
Matthias introduced reforms in the army, in finance, and in the administration of the courts and the law.
The Historical Geography of Hungary in the Age of the Hunyadys, 3 vols.
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 Hungary - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Tradition holds that the Country of the Magyars (Hungary) was founded by Árpád, who led the Magyars into the Pannonian plains at the end of the 9th century.
The Kingdom of Hungary was established in 1000 by King St. Stephen I. Initially the history of Hungary was developed in a triangle with that of Poland and Bohemia, with the many liaisons with Popes and Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
Hungary was partially demolished with a great loss of life in 1241–1242 by Mongol (Tatar) armies of Batu Khan.
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 The Library of Matthias Corvinus, the King of Hungary
Matthias joined this tradition, as can be seen also in the themes and the illustrations of his books, for example on this Petrarca - Dante codex of Paris, and on the Philostratus codex that is in Budapest (Országos Széchenyi Konyvtár).
Matthias wanted him to be his follower on the throne, and this gesture serves for acceptance of Corvin's legitimacy.
As it appears in the writing of the contemporaries of Matthias, the rapidity with which he joined to the most modern trend of his age, served not just political or personal purposes, but it was good for the whole country.
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 Search Results for "John I of Hungary"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John II, king of Hungary and prince of Transylvania, (John Sigismund Zapolya), 1540-71, king of Hungary and prince of Transylvania, son of John I. Through his mother,...
He was elected king of Hungary on the death of Ladislaus V. Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III...
An able general of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, he fought against the Ottomans from 1479 to 1481; from 1481...
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 Wikinfo | Hungary
The Republic of Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
Tradition holds that Hungary was founded by Árpád, who led the Magyars into the Pannonian plains at the end of the 9th century.
From the 1960's on to the late 1980's Hungary enjoyed a distinguished status of the happiest barrack within the Eastern Bloc, under the rule of late controversial communist leader János Kádár.
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 Hungary
Tradition holds that the Country of the Magyars (Hungary) was founded by King St. Stephen I. Initially the history of Hungary was developed in a triangle with that of Poland and Bohemia, with the many liaisons with Popes and Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.
Following the fall of Nazi Germany, Hungary became part of the Soviet area of influence and was appropriated into a 1956 Hungarian Revolution/revolt and announced withdrawal from the Warsaw Pact were met with military intervention by the Soviet Union and the deposition and execution of the reform-minded communist prime minister Imre Nagy.
Hungary's landscape consists mostly of the flat to rolling plains of the at 1,014 m).
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 Hungary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Main article: Counties of Hungary Hungary is subdivided administratively into 19 counties, in addition to which there is one capital city (''főváros''): Budapest.
Map of Hungary Main article: Geography of Hungary Hungary's landscape consists mostly of the flat to rolling plains of the Carpathian Basin, with hills and lower mountains to the north along the Slovakian border (highest point: the Kékes at 1,014 m).
Hungary is divided in two by its main waterway, the Danube (''Duna''); other large rivers include the Tisza and Dráva, while the western half contains Lake Balaton, a major body of water.
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 Hungary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Main article: History of Hungary Tradition holds that Hungary was founded by Árpád, who led the Magyars into the Pannonian plains at the end of the 9th century.
Hungary was partially demolished with a great loss of life in 1241-1242 by Mongol armies of the Golden Horde.
Main article: Geography of Hungary Hungary's landscape consists mostly of the flat to rolling plains of the Carpathian Basin, with hills and lower mountains to the north along the Slovakian border (highest point: the Kékes at 1,014 m).
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 Hungary Capital - Budapest 4 U
Buda became the capital of Hungary in 1361, reaching its height as a cultural center under Matthias Corvinus.
Hungary's capital straddles a gentle curve in the Danube.
Szombathely Szombathely, town in western Hungary, capital of Vas County, on the Gyöngyös and Perint rivers.
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 Tertullian: Ilona Berkovits, Illuminated Manuscripts from the library of Matthias Corvinus (1964): Extract. pp. 9-53
Matthias was a youth when he had to create order out of anarchy in Hungary; he was faced with the necessity of suppressing the rebellious oligarchies of the nobles, building up a centralized monarchy, and securing the defensive borders of the country against the steadily increasing threat of Turkish attacks.
Matthias, who was striving to collect an extensive library and at that time may have already conceived the idea of establishing a workshop for copyists and illustrators of books in Buda, nevertheless immediately passed on this codex as a gift to the Hungarian monk, Thomas of Hungary.
The early manuscripts of Matthias which are preserved in Hungary were 28 illuminated in what is known as the simple style, though often this style can by no means be regarded as simple, for these volumes bear witness to refined taste, wide knowledge, and artistic activity of a high level.
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 Printable Version on Encyclopedia.com
An able general of King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, he fought against the Ottomans from 1479 to 1481; from 1481 to 1485 he conquered the archduchy of Austria for Matthias, who then appointed him its governor.
After Matthias's death in 1490, he supported the claims of Ladislaus II, king of Bohemia, who became king of Hungary as Uladislaus II.
Zápolya's son became king of Hungary as John I.
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 Ladislaus V on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ladislaus, duke of Austria by birth as the posthumous son of Albert of Hapsburg, duke of Austria and German king (see Albert II), was recognized (1443) as king of Bohemia by the majority of the Bohemian diet but was only crowned in 1453.
He was elected king of Hungary after the death (1444) of Ladislaus III of Poland.
He was succeeded in Austria by his Hapsburg relatives, in Bohemia by George of Podebrad, and in Hungary by Matthias Corvinus.
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 HUNSOR ~ Hungarian Swedish Online Resources
Toward the end of the XVth century, during the realm of the renaissance king Matthias Corvinus, Hungary's population reached that of England, the court in Buda became a cultural centers of Europe, and the library of Buda was Europe's finest.
In 1526 Hungary was once again annihilated, this time by the Turkish invasion, which cut her population in half and the kingdom in three.
Vajdaság/Délvidék (Vojvodina) was a part of the kingdom of Hungary, since the foundation of Hungary in 1000., a.d by St.
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 Dracula
He was able to gradually win his way back into the graces of Hungary's monarch; so much so that he was able to meet and marry a member of the royal family (some of the sources claim Dracula's second wife was actually the sister of Matthias Corvinus).
At that time Matthias Corvinus of Hungary was seeking to bolster his own reputation in the Holy Roman Empire and may have intended the early pamphlets as justification of his less than vigorous support of his vassal.
Hungary had within its borders a large number of non-Magyar inhabitants in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries who were nevertheless members of the "Natio Hungarica" or "Natio Hungarorum," irrespective of the ethnic background.
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 Tertullian : Extracts from: Bibliotheca Corviniana: The library of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, Shannon: Irish ...
This double shield is usually referred to as the coat of arms of Matthias and Beatrice, but this is an error; it was not the joint coat of arms of the king and queen but that of the queen alone.
In this respect Matthias and Beatrice faithfully followed the example of their predecessors: neither earlier nor later can the consort's arms be found in the seal of the Hungarian king; the queens, on the other hand, invariably used a seal uniting their own arms with those of the king.
King Matthias must have felt it to be the highest moment of his triumph when he marched into conquered Vienna at the head of his eight thousand armed warriors on 1 June 1485.
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 Car Hire Hungary, Car Rental Hungary
Hungary's capital Budapest is situated on the River Danube.
In the 16th Hungary was split up by the Habsburgs and Ottomans, in the 18th the Habsbiurgs assumed full control over Hungary.
Hungary's ruler in the 1920's to 1944, Miklas Horthy, sided with the axis powers to regain territory.
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 WHKMLA : Austro-Hungarian War, 1479-1491
King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary took advantage of the situation by first marching against King Georg Podiebrad, and taking possession of Moravia, and then by supporting the rebels in Austria/Styria.
Lower Austria by now was under Hungarian occupation; Matthias Corvinus took up residence in Vienna; the excessive luxury of his court resulted in a considerable economic burden on the Viennese.
King Matthias Corvinus died in 1490 in Vienna; with King Wladislaw of Bohemia first having to secure the Hungarian throne, the Hungarian forces in Lower Austria lacked leadership.
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 STEPHEN THE GREAT. The Columbia Encyclopedia: Sixth Edition. 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although helped to the throne by Vlad IV (Vlad the Impaler), prince of Walachia, Stephen attacked and defeated Vlad in 1462.
Moldavia was prey to the expansionist interests of Hungary, Poland, and the Ottoman Empire, and, in 1467, Stephen repelled an attack by King Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.
It was probably on Stephen’s deathbed advice that his son and successor, Bogdan, purchased (1513) the continued existence of Moldavia by paying tribute to the sultan.
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 Regiomontanus - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He built astrolabes for Matthias Corvinus of Hungary and Cardinal Bessarion, and in 1465 a portable sundial for Pope Paul II.
In 1467 Regiomontanus left Rome to work at the court of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary.
His Tabulae directionum, completed in Hungary, were designed for astrological use and contained a discussion of different ways of determining astrological houses.
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 Snapshot of Europe: Hungary
The Republic of Hungary (Magyar Köztársaság listen?) or Hungary (Magyarország listen?) is a landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.
It is known locally as the Country of the Magyars.
Thanks to the victories against Austria by the French-Italian coalition (the Battle of Solferino, 1859) and Prussia (Battle of Königgratz, 1866), Hungary would eventually, in 1867, manage to become an autonomous part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, until the Empire's collapse following World War I. Hungary separated from Austria on October 31, 1918.
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