John Hunyadi

1407 - 1456

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John Hunyadi (Hungarian: Hunyadi János; Romanian: Ioan de Hunedoara; Croatian: Janko Hunjadi; Serbian: Сибињанин Јанко, romanized: Sibinjanin Janko; c. 1406 – 11 August 1456) was a leading Hungarian military and political figure during the 15th century, who served as regent of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1446 to 1453, under the minor Ladislaus V. According to most contemporary sources, he was the member of a noble family of Wallachian ancestry. Through his struggles against the Ottoman Empire, he earned for himself the nickname "Turk-buster" from his contemporaries. Due to his merits, he quickly received substantial land grants. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hunyadi has received more than 1,381,536 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. John Hunyadi is the 483rd most popular politician (up from 528th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Romania (down from 6th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Romanian Politician.

John Hunyadi is most famous for defending Hungary from the Ottoman Empire.

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Among politicians, John Hunyadi ranks 483 out of 19,576Before him are George I of Great Britain, Maximian, Hongwu Emperor, Idi Amin, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, and Licinius. After him are Letizia Ramolino, Neville Chamberlain, Yazid I, Fulgencio Batista, Edward VIII, and Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Among people born in 1407, John Hunyadi ranks 1After him are Lorenzo Valla, Esen Taishi, Leonello d'Este, Demetrios Palaiologos, Agnes of Burgundy, Duchess of Bourbon, Bartolomeo Bon, Ashikaga Yoshikazu, and Jacob, Margrave of Baden-Baden. Among people deceased in 1456, John Hunyadi ranks 1After him are Đurađ Branković, John of Capistrano, Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, Ulrich II, Count of Celje, Vladislav II of Wallachia, Jacques Cœur, Lawrence Justinian, and Juan de Mena.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, John Hunyadi ranks 8 out of 844Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), Béla Bartók (1881), Michael I of Romania (1921), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), and Stephen Báthory (1533). After him are Emil Cioran (1911), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Tristan Tzara (1896), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), and Mircea Eliade (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In Romania

Among politicians born in Romania, John Hunyadi ranks 5Before him are Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918), Michael I of Romania (1921), Alaric I (376), and Stephen Báthory (1533). After him are Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Ion Antonescu (1882), Theodoric I (393), Leo I the Thracian (401), Carol II of Romania (1893), and Béla Kun (1886).