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A kenyérmezei csata (1479)
The Battle of Kenyérmező (1479)

Author(s): Lajos Négyesi
Subject(s): 15th Century
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: István Báthori; Pál Kinizsi; 13 October 1479; Isa-Beg; Kenyérmező (Câmpul Pâinii); battle; Antonio Bonfini

Summary/Abstract: István Báthori and Pál Kinizsi are among the figures of the Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) statue group in Kolozsvár (Cluj-Napoca). The victory over Isa-Beg’s army on 13 October 1479 is related to these two Hungarian captains. Several contemporary sources tell us about the armed conflict, with Antonio Bonfini’s description standing out among them due to its many vivid details. Unfortunately, however, it also contains an error and a passage that was later misinterpreted. Still others have stigmatized the historian as untrustworthy. The misunderstanding is due to the fact that Bonfini swapped the designations of the right wing and the left wing. As a result, the relative positions of the two opposing armies were also confused, leading to erroneous conclusions.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 26-32
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Hungarian