I rapporti magiari di Ferrara nello sguardo di Bernardino Zambotti
Iuvenilia Vol. XVII/2016/1-2, pp. 129-146
Abstract: The paper discusses the diary of Bernardino Zambotti, published under the title Diario ferrarese dall’anno 1476 sino al 1504, and its references to Hungary. The majority of these accounts dwell on the lives of Queen Beatrice of Aragonia and her relatives, with a special focus on Ippolito d’Este, the Archbishop of Esztergom. In addition to these entries, I also present the adventures of the Hungarian students, who pursued their studies at the University of Ferrara. The diary also mentions diplomats who were sent both by the kings of Hungary and the dukes of Ferrara, as well as prominent events in the Kingdom of Hungary. Among the references to the emissaries delegated to Hungary, there emerges an interesting account, which offers surprising additional information on the pillaging of the cathedral of Székesfehérvár after the death of King Matthias.