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Matthias Corvinus

1443 - 1490

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Matthias Corvinus, also called Matthias I (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás, Romanian: Matia/Matei Corvin, Croatian: Matija/Matijaš Korvin, Slovak: Matej Korvín, Czech: Matyáš Korvín; 23 February 1443 – 6 April 1490), 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. He was the son of John Hunyadi, Regent of Hungary, who died in 1456. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthias Corvinus has received more than 1,544,583 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Matthias Corvinus is the 318th most popular politician (down from 270th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Hungary (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Politician.

Matthias Corvinus is most famous for his military success and his patronage of the arts.

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Among politicians, Matthias Corvinus ranks 318 out of 15,577Before him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Muawiyah I, Haile Selassie, Lee Kuan Yew, Charles VI of France, and Ertuğrul. After him are Godfrey of Bouillon, Wu Zetian, Gerhard Schröder, Julian, Abdul Hamid I, and Louis XII of France.

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Among people born in 1443, Matthias Corvinus ranks 2Before him is Pope Julius II. After him are Donato Bramante, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Albert III, Duke of Saxony, Rodolphus Agricola, Girolamo Riario, Askia Mohammad I, Magdalena of France, Piero del Pollaiolo, Pedro Arias Dávila, and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Electress of Saxony. Among people deceased in 1490, Matthias Corvinus ranks 1After him are Carlo Crivelli, Charles I, Duke of Savoy, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Laonikos Chalkokondyles, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, and Catherine of Foix, Countess of Candale.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Matthias Corvinus ranks 7 out of 866Before him are Martin of Tours (316), Ferenc Puskás (1927), Elizabeth Báthory (1560), John von Neumann (1903), Rudolf Steiner (1861), and Theodor Herzl (1860). After him are George Soros (1930), Harry Houdini (1874), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), and Imre Nagy (1896).

Among POLITICIANS In Hungary

Among politicians born in Hungary, Matthias Corvinus ranks 1After him are Louis II of Hungary (1506), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Imre Nagy (1896), Gaiseric (389), Louis I of Hungary (1326), Jadwiga of Poland (1374), Árpád (845), Andrew II of Hungary (1175), Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria (1868), and Mary, Queen of Hungary (1371).