Pál Kinizsi was a Hungarian general in the army of king Matthias Corvinus.
He was Comes of Temes (Comes Temesiensis) and General Captain of The Lower Parts of the Kingdom of Hungary (generalis capitaneus inferiorum partium regni). He is known about his victory over the Ottomans in the Battle of Kenyérmező in October 1479.
Although in fact he originated from the lower gentry, he is also a hero of some Hungarian and Romanian folk tales along with king Matthias Corvinus as an extremely strong former miller's apprenctice. According to these tales, the king was hunting near the mill where worked and asked for a drink; Kinizsi, to show his strength, served the cup on a millstone. The king, impressed, took him into his service, where Kinizsi's strength, prowess and loyalty earned him rapid promotion. He is said to have wielded two greatswords in battle and to have danced a victory dance after the Battle of Kenyérmező with a captured Turk under each arm and a third held by his belt in his teeth.