Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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King Matthias of Hungary
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Matthias Hunyadi, Matthias Corvinus, Corvinus Mátyás

Date of Birth: 23 February 1443

Place of Birth: Kolozsvár, Hungary, present-day Cluj, Romania

Date of Death: 6 April 1490

Place of Death: Vienna


Matthias Corvinus was king of Hungary from 1458 to 1490. In contrast with his father, John Hunyadi, he is often accused of neglecting the Turkish threat for the quest for grandeur, relegating defense against the…

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Barany, Attila, “King Matthias of Hungary”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2010

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