Matthew Corvinus was the son of the renowned Hungarian general, John Hunyadi, who defeated the Ottoman conqueror of Constantinople, Murad II, at the Battle of Belgrade (1456). Elected Hungarian king by its parliament at just 14 (largely through papal infl
Today in European history: the Second Battle of Kosovo ends (1448)
When you’re talking about the “Battle of Kosovo” it’s important to be specific. As far as I know, there have been at least five “Battles of Kosovo” fought over the years, and that’s not including the Kosovo Operation in World War II and the 1998-1999 Kosovo War. Of those five battles, the Ottomans were major…
Breakup of Hungary 1945 - Hungary emerged devastated from the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed in 1918 and Hungary was compelled to sign the Treaty of Trianon by which she lost two-thirds of her historic territory, one-third of her Magyar population and two thirds of her total population. It was the greatest blow suffered by Hungary since her defeat by the Turks in 1526.