Antonio Bonfini

Antonio Bonfini (Latin variant: Antonius Bonfinius) (1427‒1502[1]) was an Italian humanist and poet who spent the last years of his career as a court historian in Hungary with King Matthias Corvinus.[2]

Statue of Bonfinivs in Budapest

Bonfini was commissioned by Matthias Corvinus to produce a work chronicling the History of Hungary. The book was named Historia Pannonica: Sive Hungaricarum Rerum Decades IV.[3]


  1. ^ "Antonio Bonfini: Rerum Hungaricarum decades". Bibliotheca Corvina Virtualis. Retrieved 2020-10-04.
  2. ^ Lóránt Czigány: A History of Hungarian Literature / CHAPTER IIThe Renaissance in Hungary
  3. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica article on Antonio Bonfini