Born in present-day Cluj-Napoca in Transylvania (then Kolozsvár),
he was the son of a successful military leader of Romanian and
Hungarian descent who had risen through the ranks of the nobility
to become regent of Hungary. He was elected King when he was barely
15, and during his reign Hungary reached its greatest territorial
extent of the epoch (present-day southeastern Germany to the west,
Dalmatia to the south, Eastern Carpathians to the east, and
southwestern Poland to the north).
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Editors. "Reign of Matthias Corvinus of Hungary". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=7133, accessed 25 May 2017.]