The wandering of the Magyars By .——. 500 500 The ancient Magyars lived in Magna Hungaria, a region that is now part of modern-day Russia 701 701 The Magyars migrated southward to Levédia, a region near the Don River and the Black Sea 801 801 The Magyars moved further west to Etelköz, a region between the Dnieper and the Danube rivers 895 895 The Magyars left Etelköz due to Pecheneg attacks, crossed the Carpathian Mountains, and encountered Slavic tribes in the Carpathian Basin. 899 899 The Magyars occupied Transylvania, a region in present-day Romania. They also established contacts with the Byzantine Empire and the Bulgarian Empire 902 902 The Magyars defeated the Moravians, a Slavic state that ruled over parts of present-day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary 907 907 The Magyars' victory at the Battle of Pressburg (present-day Bratislava) secured their dominance in the Carpathian Basin, concluding their conquest. 933 933 The Magyars led a raid into Germany and attacked Merseburg, but were repelled by King Henry I. This was the first major setback for the Magyars in their raids 955 955 The Magyars suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of Lechfeld, where they were ambushed by King Otto I and his allies. 972 972 Under Prince Géza, the Magyars embraced Christianity, setting the stage for the Kingdom of Hungary's establishment by his son, Stephen I, in 1000.