Matthias Corvinus (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás or Corvin Mátyás) (23 February 1443 – 6 April 1490), also called the Just, was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458, at the age of 14 until his death. After conducting several military campaigns he became also King of Bohemia, (1469–1490) and Duke of Austria

His library in Buda, the Bibliotheca Corviniana, wins just admiration even to-day by virtue of the remnants of it scattered over Europe. During his reign the first printing press in Hungary was established, that at Buda, the first known production of which is the “Chronicle of Buda”, printed in 1473.

Virtual reconstruction of King Matthias’ Library

http://www.corvina.oszk.hu/

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