Principality of Hungary

Germans halt Magyar incursion
Germanic Warriors ©Angus McBride
933 Mar 15

Germans halt Magyar incursion

Thuringia, Germany

Because the German king Henry the Fowler refused to continue to pay tribute to the Principality of Hungary, a Magyar army enters Saxony. They enter from the lands of the Slavic tribe of Dalamancians, who refuse their alliance proposal, then the Hungarians split in two, but soon the army which tries to outflank Saxony from west, is defeated by the combined forces of Saxony and Thuringia near Gotha. The other army besieges Merseburg, but after that, is defeated in the Battle of Riade by the kings army. In Henry's lifetime the Magyars did not dare to make a further raid on East Francia.