John of Küküllő (c. 1320 – 1393) was a Hungarian clergyman, royal official and historian.



Born as John Apród of Tótsolymos, John was the son of Miklós Apród, a nobleman who received Tótsolymos (now Šarišské Sokolovce in Slovakia) from Charles I of Hungary.[1] He was born around 1320.[1]


He worked as a notary for the royal chancery before 1350.[1] He became a canon in the Arad Chapter and the Eger Chapter in 1352.[1]

He died between 15 September and 10 December 1393.[1]

Chronicle of King LouisEdit

He wrote a biography of Louis I of Hungary after 1360.[1][2] He was the first Hungarian historian to use royal charters while writing his book.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Köblös 1994, p. 387.
  2. ^ Engel 2001, p. 158.


  • Engel, Pál (2001). The Realm of St Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526. I.B. Tauris Publishers. ISBN 1-86064-061-3.
  • Köblös, József (1994). "Küküllei János". In Kristó, Gyula; Engel, Pál; Makk, Ferenc (eds.). Korai magyar történeti lexikon (9–14. század) [Encyclopedia of the Early Hungarian History (9th–14th centuries)] (in Hungarian). Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 387. ISBN 963-05-6722-9.