In hungary the era of King Mattias Corvinus was is seen as the height of a Hungarian golden age. Mattias Corvinus took the extremely weak position of the Hungarian king and made it into one of the most powerful positions in all Europe. He built one of Europes only standing armies, he kept the Nobility by the balls so that the peasantry saw fair treatment, he defended against the ottomans, he expanded Hungarian power into Bohemia and brought the enlightenment from Italy into hungary, being the constructor of a massive library and education center in the Hungarian capital of Buda Pest and Buda at the time were 2 seperate cities. It was called the Bibliotheca Corvinina. He even managed to successfully keep the ottomans at bay, they never stepped foot into hungary under his rule, he did This