Hunyadi Mátyás

  • Born: (Kolozsvár, Hungary)
  • Died: (Vienna, Austria)

Hunyadi Mátyás (Matthias Corvinus, also called Matthias I, Croatian: Matija Korvin, Romanian: Matei Corvin, Slovak: Matej Korvín, Czech: Matyáš Korvín, Latin: Mathias Rex), was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490.
After conducting several military campaigns, he was elected King of Bohemia in 1469 and adopted the title Duke of Austria in 1487. Matthias was the first non-Italian monarch promoting the spread of Renaissance style in his realm. His marriage to Beatrice of Naples strengthened the influence of contemporaneous Italian art and scholarship, and it was under his reign that Hungary became the first land outside Italy to embrace the Renaissance.


Login or Register to post a comment