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Wandering of the Magyars

  • 500 BCE


    Some theories suggest that Hungarians originate from a place called Yugra, which is a region to the east of the northern Ural Mountains. The only real evidence that supports this claim is that the name Hungary is similar to the name "Yugra".
  • Period: 500 BCE to 749

    Magna Hungaria

    Magna Hungaria is the ancestral homeland of the Hungarians. Here, the 7 Hungarian tribes led an agriculture-based life. This is proven by the works of Friar Julianus, a Dominican monk who led a couple of expeditions to find the homeland of the Hungarians in the east.
  • Period: 750 to 850


    Due to overpopulation, the majority of the Magyars moved to Levédia. Here, the Hungarians met with the Khazar Khaganate, from which they inherited their nomadic “state”. After a while, the Hungarians got tired of paying taxes to the Khazars and migrated further toward the West.
  • Period: 851 to 894


    The region that the Hungarians occupied before the Conquest. Here, the Hungarians launched numerous raids against the surrounding regions. The Bulgarian Empire hired the Pechenegs to attack and exterminate the Hungarians in Etelköz. Because Etelköz proved to be an indefensible location, most Hungarians were wiped out and the surviving people were forced to find a new home.
  • Period: 895 to 907

    Conquest of the Carpathian Basin

    The surviving Hungarians invaded the Carpathian Basin by entering through Verecke. In 907, the Hungarians defeated the Bavarians and this campaign ended the occupation of the basin.
  • Period: 899 to 970

    Hungarian invasions of Europe

    During this period of time, the Hungarians made several incursions to Europe. The main reasons for this were to plunder goods, scout and conquer the surrounding regions, and intimidate the neighboring forces to establish a clear and strong border for the Hungarians to live in. These invasions ended in 970 when the Byzantines defeated the Hungarians in the Battle of Arcadiopolis.