The wandering of the Magyars

  • 500


    The ancient Magyars lived in Magna Hungaria, a region that is now part of modern-day Russia
  • 701


    The Magyars migrated southward to Levédia, a region near the Don River and the Black Sea
  • 801


    The Magyars moved further west to Etelköz, a region between the Dnieper and the Danube rivers
  • 895


    The Magyars left Etelköz due to Pecheneg attacks, crossed the Carpathian Mountains, and encountered Slavic tribes in the Carpathian Basin.
  • 899


    The Magyars occupied Transylvania, a region in present-day Romania. They also established contacts with the Byzantine Empire and the Bulgarian Empire
  • 902


    The Magyars defeated the Moravians, a Slavic state that ruled over parts of present-day Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary
  • 907


    The Magyars' victory at the Battle of Pressburg (present-day Bratislava) secured their dominance in the Carpathian Basin, concluding their conquest.
  • 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


    The Magyars suffered a crushing defeat at the Battle of Lechfeld, where they were ambushed by King Otto I and his allies.
  • 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.