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Ferenc Kölcsey (1790–1838)

Kölcsey, Ferenc (kėl’chā-i). A Hungarian poet; born in the county of Middle Szolnok, Aug. 8, 1790; died at Pesth, Aug. 24, 1838. In character, life, and writings, he was one of the noblest of Hungarians. He wrote ballads, songs, satires, short novels, critical treatises, and orations, but is best known in literature by his verse. Of his short poems, two of the best are his famous national hymn and the ballad ‘Beautiful Lena.’