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Encyclopedia > János Batsányi

Batsányi János (May 11, 1763 - May 12, 1845) was a Hungarian poet. May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ...


He was born in Tapolca.


In 1785, he published his first work, a patriotic poem, "The Valour of the Magyars". In the same year he obtained a job as clerk in the treasury of Kosice (now Slovakia, at that time Hungary), and there, in conjunction with other two Hungarian patriots, edited the Magyar Museum, which was suppressed by the government in 1792. 1785 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Patriotism is a feeling of love and devotion to ones own homeland (patria, the land of ones fathers). ... Košice (German: Kaschau, Hungarian: Kassa) is Slovakias second largest city. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In the following year he was deprived of his clerkship and in 1794, having taken part in the conspiracy of Bishop Martinovich, he was thrown into the state prison of the Spilberk, near Brno, Moravia, where he remained for two years. 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Brno  listen? (German: Brünn) is the second-largest city of the Czech Republic, located in the southeast of the country, at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. ... Moravia (Czech: Morava, German: Mähren, Polish: Morawy, Hungarian: Morvaország) is the eastern part of the Czech Republic. ...


After his release, he took a considerable share in the "Magyar Minerva", a literary review, and then proceeded to Vienna, where he obtained a post in the bank, and married. In 1809, he translated Napoleon's proclamation to the Hungarians, and, in consequence of this anti-Austrian act, had to take refuge in Paris. Vienna (German: Wien [viːn]) is the capital of Austria, and also one of Austrias nine federal states (Bundesland Wien). ... 1809 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Bonaparte as general Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


After the fall of Napoleon he was given up to the Austrians, who allowed him to reside at Linz, on condition of never leaving that town. He published a collection of poems at Pest in 1827 and also edited the poetical works of Anyos and Faludi. 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


He died in Linz. Map of Austria, locating Linz Linz is a city and Statutarstadt in northeast Austria, on the Danube river. ...


Original text from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.


 
 

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