The Chronicle of the Hungarians, in Latin: Chronica Hungarorum, is the most widely-read narrative of early Hungarian history and the title of several Hungarian medieval chronicles. The Illuminated Chronicle ( Vienna Illuminated Chronicle, Chronica Hungarorum, Chronicon (Hungariae Pictum, Chronica Picta or See also the History of Europe, the History of present-day nations and states, Pannonian basin before Hungary, and Hungary.
The most famous of the variants is the Vienna Illuminated Chronicle, i. e. the Chronicon Pictum (1358 - 1370), deriving the name from its magnificent illustrations and the fact that it was kept in the Viennese Imperial Library. The Illuminated Chronicle ( Vienna Illuminated Chronicle, Chronica Hungarorum, Chronicon (Hungariae Pictum, Chronica Picta or
A popular chronicle partly based on the Chronicon Pictum (entitled just Chronica Hungarorum) was circulated in a printed form. It is also known as the Buda Chronicle. It was produced in 1473 by András Hess and is the first book ever printed in Hungary. András Hess printed the first book in Hungary on June 5 1473 in his Buda press
The last chronicle entitled Chronica Hungarorum, partly based on the Chronicon Pictumand, was produced by Johannes de Thurocz (Slovak: Ján z Turca, Hungarian: Thuróczy János, c. Johannes de Thurocz ( Hungarian: Thuróczy János; Slovak: Ján z Turca or Ján de Turocz, German: Johannes de Thurocz 1435-90), the first layman known to have written a book in the Kingdom of Hungary. This work (Brno, 1488, Augusburg, 1488) presents events as seen by an educated nobleman. The chronicle is described in the article on the author.