Bela Bartok, Zoltan Kodaly

Bela Bartok, a native Transylvanian, and his friend Zoltan Kodaly were two of the top classical composers of their generation, and prior to WWI traveled the Carpathian mountains for years collecting the folk music of the local gypsy tribes.

GYULA ILLYES In his poetry Illyés was a spokesman for the oppressed peasant class. Typical is "PEOPLE OF THE PUSZTA", published 1936 which is an account of landless serfs on big agricultural estates of 19th & early 20th c. Hungary. The author, himself was born & brought up on a puszta & he describes the powerlessness of serfs on one hand, & their resilience with which they struggled for a living & for dignity. [Wikimedia & jstor.org]

GYULA ILLYES In his poetry Illyés was a spokesman for the oppressed peasant class. Typical is "PEOPLE OF THE PUSZTA", published 1936 which is an account of landless serfs on big agricultural estates of 19th & early 20th c. Hungary. The author, himself was born & brought up on a puszta & he describes the powerlessness of serfs on one hand, & their resilience with which they struggled for a living & for dignity. [Wikimedia & jstor.org]

Countess Ilona Zrínyi (1643–1703), Hungarian noble woman, heroine of the anti-Habsburg uprising. Painted in 1880 by Jakobey Károly (1825–1891).

Countess Ilona Zrínyi Hungarian noble woman, heroine of the anti-Habsburg uprising. Painted in 1880 by Jakobey Károly

Teller Ede (Budapest, 1908. – Stanford, Kalifornia, 2003.) magyar–amerikai atomfizikus, aki élete jelentős részét az Amerikai Egyesült Államokban élte le, és sikereit is főként ott érte el. Legismertebb a hidrogénbomba-kutatásokban való aktív részvétele, emiatt mint „a hidrogénbomba atyja” vált közismertté.

Edward Teller, American theoretical physicist was born today in He's known as the 'father of the hydrogen bomb.' He passed in

Móricz Zsigmond a Sári bíróból olvas fel Blaha Lujzának - Balatonfüred, 1909

Móricz Zsigmond a Sári bíróból olvas fel Blaha Lujzának - Balatonfüred, 1909

Lajos Kossuth' (1802–1894) portrait, from the 1860s. - Múzeum Antikvárium

Lajos Kossuth' portrait, from the - Múzeum Antikvárium

Jókai Mór és második felesége, Nagy Bella 1900 körül. Fotó: Erdélyi Mór

Jókai Mór és második felesége, Nagy Bella 1900 körül. Fotó: Erdélyi Mór

Munkácsy Mihály (1844-1900) és neje 1874-ben. Fotó: Borsos József

Munkácsy Mihály (1844-1900) és neje 1874-ben. Fotó: Borsos József

László Ede Almásy de Zsadány et Törökszentmiklós (1895–1951) Hungarian aristocrat, & desert explorer, who served as the basis for the protagonist in the novel & film The English Patient. Letters discovered in 2010 in Germany written by Almásy prove that, unlike the fictionalized character of the film, he was in fact homosexual. His lover was a young soldier named Hans Entholt, who was an officer in the Wehrmacht & who was killed after stepping on a landmine.

Ahmed Hassanein Bey, an Oxford educated Egyptian of bedouin descent, was one of the first men to map the Lbiyan Desert

Semmelweis Ignác

Semmelweis Ignác

Ady Endre és Boncza Berta (Csinszka) 1915

Ady Endre és Boncza Berta (Csinszka) 1915

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