George of Poděbrady and Matthias Corvinus

George of Poděbrady and Matthias Corvinus—a painting by Mikoláš Aleš. With George on the right and Matthias on the left, looking unimpressed

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Medieval Coat of Arms of Matthias Corvinus, guarded by Black Army heavy infantry men. The damaged art relic was renovated in

The house where Matthias Corvinus was born in Kolozsvár (present-day Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

The house where Matthias Corvinus was born in Kolozsvár in Cluj-Napoca, Romania).

King of Hungary & Croatia - Matthias Ist - Matthias Corvinus (1440-1490)

King of Hungary & Croatia - Matthias Ist - Matthias Corvinus

Matthias Corvinus, also Matthias I (1443 – 1490), was King of Hungary. During his reign, Matthias reduced the power of the feudal lords, and ruled instead with a cadre of talented and highly educated individuals, chosen for their abilities rather than their social status. With his patronage Hungary became the first European country which adopted the Renaissance from Italy. He established educational institutions, patronized art and science, and introduced a new legal system in Hungary

Matthias Corvinus of Hungary The renaissance king, His mercenary standing army (the Black Army) had the strongest military potential of its era

The Hand-pavise (targe?) of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1443-90; King, 1458) -- Viennese Master, ca 1485-1490 -- Around the combined coat of arms of New Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia and Ancient Hungary are grouped the king's further coats of arms and the inscription “Alma genitrix Maria interpella pro rege Mathia”. From the charge on the Hunyadi shield, which impales the central coat of arms, Matthias adopted the surname Corvinus ("The Raven"). -- (Paris, Musée de l'Armée)

Viennese Master, Circa The hand-pavise of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary King,

Matthias's illegitimate son, John Corvinus triumphed in Vienna in 1485

From one of my favorite libraries, the Bibliotheca Corviniana. Attavanti degli Attavante is the artist.

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