JÁNOS ARANY (02.03.1817 - 22.10.1882.) was one of greatest Hungarian poets and the best friend of Sándor Petőfi. He wrote famous epic and lyric works: e.g. the epic trilogy "Toldi", Ballads, Romances and  "Őszikék" (last poems) etc. There is a portrait before his death.

One of greatest Hungarian poets, JÁNOS ARANY He was the best friend of Sándor Petőfi, and wrote famous epic and lyric works: e. the epic trilogy "Toldi", Ballads and Romances, "Őszikék" (last poems) etc. There is a portrait of old Poet (JPG px)

MIHÁLY VÖRÖSMARTY (01.12.1800 – 19.11.1855) was an important Hungarian poet and dramatist. His patriotism found expression in the heroic epic Zalán futása (Zalán’s Flight, 1825). His new epic marked a transition from the classical to the romantic school. In the Hungarian Academy of Sciences he was a member of the philological section. The fall of the revolution of 1848-49 profoundly affected him. After this he (1850) was already in serious decline. In 1854 he wrote his last poem.

Mihály Vörösmarty - Hungarian poet and dramatist.

SÁNDOR PETŐFI (01.01.1823 - 07.31.1849) was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti dal (National Song), which is said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. He died in the Battle of Segesvár. Painting: Soma Orlay-Petrich,   "Petőfi in Debrecen" (1844, oil on canvas)

"Petőfi Debrecenben" / 'Petőfi in Debrecen'. The greatest Hungarian romantic poet, SÁNDOR PETŐFI Portrait of Soma Orlay-Petrich, in oil on canvas) (JPEG, 1641 × 2173 px - size

FERENC KÖLCSEY (08.08.1790 – 24.08.1838) was a Hungarian poet, literary critic, orator, and politician, noted for his support of the liberal current inside the Habsburg Empire. In 1823 he wrote Hymnus, the national anthem of Hungary. 1832-1835: he sat in the Hungarian Diet. His extreme liberal views and his eloquence soon rendered him famous as a parliamentary leader. He was member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Kölcsey's strong moral sense and deep devotion are reflected in his…

in Ferenc Kölcsey wrote the text that later became the national anthemof Hungary. More info about the anthem.

MIKLÓS ZRÍNYI or Nikola Zrinski (05.01.1620. -  18.11.1664.) was a Hungarian and Croatian military leader, statesman and poet. He was a member of a noble family. He is the author of the first epic poem in Hungarian literature  (Szigeti veszedelem = Peril of Sziget)

Portrait of Miklós Zrínyi by Jan Thomas van Ieperen. Jan_Thomas_Portrait_of_Miklós_Zrínyi.

JÁNOS ARANY (02.03.1817 - 22.10.1882.) was a Hungarian romantic journalist, writer, poet and translator. He is often said to be the "Shakespeare of ballads" – he wrote more than 102 ballads been translated into over 50 languages, as well as the Toldi-trilogy, to mention his most famous works. In this portrait he was 35-40 years old.

JÁNOS ARANY - was one of greatest Hungarian poets and the best friend of Sándor Petőfi. He wrote famous epic and lyric works: e. the epic trilogy "Toldi", the Ballads and Romances etc. In this portrait he is years old.

DÁNIEL BERZSENYI (07.05.1776 – 24.02.1836) was a Hungarian poet. He was one of the most contradictory poets of Hungarian literature. He lived the life of a farmer, and wished to be close to the events of Hungarian literature. This contradiction, which he believed he could solve, made him a lonesome, introverted and bitter poet. His works show signs of classicism, sentimentalism and romanticism. Horatius' poetry and philosophy - the golden middle course - seemed to determine his life and…

DÁNIEL BERZSENYI (07.05.1776 – 24.02.1836) was a Hungarian poet. He was one of the most contradictory poets of Hungarian literature. He lived the life of a farmer, and wished to be close to the events of Hungarian literature. This contradiction, which he believed he could solve, made him a lonesome, introverted and bitter poet. His works show signs of classicism, sentimentalism and romanticism. Horatius' poetry and philosophy - the golden middle course - seemed to determine his life and…

MIHÁLY CSOKONAI VITÉZ  (17.11.1773 – 28.01.1805) was a Hungarian poet, a main person in the Hungarian literary revival of the Enlightenment. Having been educated in Debrecen, where he was born, he was appointed while still very young to the professorship of poetry there. His short life were passed in constant wretchedness,  and he died in his native town, in his mother's house, when only thirty-one years of age. Csokonai was a genial and original poet. His works have been published by…

MIHÁLY CSOKONAI VITÉZ (17.11.1773 – 28.01.1805) was a Hungarian poet, a main person in the Hungarian literary revival of the Enlightenment. Having been educated in Debrecen, where he was born, he was appointed while still very young to the professorship of poetry there. His short life were passed in constant wretchedness, and he died in his native town, in his mother's house, when only thirty-one years of age. Csokonai was a genial and original poet. His works have been published by…

BÁLINT BALASSI (20.10.1554 – 30.05.1594) was a Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet. He wrote mostly in Hungarian, but was also proficient in further eight languages: Latin, Italian, German, Polish, Turkish, Slovak, Croatian and Romanian. He is the founder of modern Hungarian lyric and erotic poetry. Balassi's poems fall into four divisions: hymns, patriotic and martial songs, original love poems, and adaptations from the Latin and German. They are all most original and excellent in point of…

BÁLINT BALASSI (20.10.1554 – 30.05.1594) was a Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet. He wrote mostly in Hungarian, but was also proficient in further eight languages: Latin, Italian, German, Polish, Turkish, Slovak, Croatian and Romanian. He is the founder of modern Hungarian lyric and erotic poetry. Balassi's poems fall into four divisions: hymns, patriotic and martial songs, original love poems, and adaptations from the Latin and German. They are all most original and excellent in point of…

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