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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)

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Statue of Matthias Corvinus in front of St. Michael's Church in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Hungarians Magyarok 1st row: Grand Prince Álmos • Saint Stephen I • Matthias Corvinus • Gábor Bethlen • Francis II Rákóczi 2nd row: János Bolyai • István Széchenyi • János Arany • Róza Laborfalvi • József Eötvös 3rd row: Lóránt Eötvös • Vilma Hugonnai • Tivadar-K Csontváry • Béla Bartók • Miklós Horthy 4th row: Zoltán Kodály • Emma Orczy • János Kádár • Zsa Zsa Gabor • Péter Esterházy Total population c. 13.2-14.5 million[note 1]

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Hat of Matyas Corvinus made in 1500-1550, Viener Neustadt Stadtmuseum, Photo - Institut fur Realienkunde

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Matthias Corvinus (1443 - 1490) - Find A Grave Memorial

Beatrice of Aragon (1471-74) by sculptor Francesco Laurana. Her features are sublime.

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Crossbow of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (reigned 1458–1490) Date: dated 1489 Geography: possibly Vienna Culture: Central or Eastern European, possibly Vienna Medium: Wood, horn, animal sinew, staghorn, birch bark, iron alloy Dimensions: L. 29 in. (73.7 cm); W. 24 in. (60.9 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 1/2 oz. (2284 g) Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows

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Crown of St. Stephen, the Holy Crown of Hungary, has legal personhood, and IS the monarch of Hungary. Its wearer is simply the vehicle for its sovereign authority.

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attrib. to Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis (c. 1455 – c. 1508) Bianca Maria Sforza (1471-1510) daughter of the Duke of Milan

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