POTD: Anonymous

Anonymous Budapest, Hungary 2011

This is a monument to a guy who called himself Anonymi Bele Regis Notarii (anonymous notary of King Bela) and who penned what is considered to be the first comprehensive history of Hungary around the year 1200. His name was later shortened to just Anonymous. So was he the original anonymous author? Could be, I can’t find any decent etymology of the word but nothing I’ve read suggests otherwise.


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