Alternate names/spellings: KÃ©zai Simon
Dates: 1282 - 1282 ()
Simon of KÃ©za (in Hungarian KÃ©zai Simon) was the most famous Hungarian chronicler in the 13th century. He was a priest in the royal court of king Ladislaus IV of Hungary. His most important work is Gesta Hunnorum et Hungarorum, written in Latin around 1282, in which he gives a vivid description on the history of the Huns and the Hungarians (considered relatives), from the legendary beginnings until the contemporary period. As a personal secretary of the king, he worked in the royal archives and collected his material from older chronicles conserved there.