András Hess

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András Hess set up a printing press in Buda in 1472. He printed the first book in Hungary on 5 June 1473[1] in his Buda press. Hess was probably of German origin. He dedicated the book, the Chronica Hungarorum or Buda Chronicle (Hungarian: Budai Krónika) to László Karai, provost of Buda, who had invited him to Hungary.[1]

Today a square is named after him in Budapest.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Chronica Hungarorum". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2008. Archived from the original on 28 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ "András Hess Square". Travel Channel. Retrieved 2008-06-06. [dead link]