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Ignaz Aurelius Fessler (1756–1839)

Fessler, Ignaz Aurelius (fes’ler). A Hungarian historian and novelist (1756–1839). A Capuchin priest and professor of Oriental languages, he wrote: the historical novels ‘Marcus Aurelius’ (1790); ‘Aristides and Themistocles’ (1792); ‘Matthias Corvinus’ (1793); ‘Attila’ (1794). His greatest work is a ‘History of Hungary’ (10 vols., 1812–25). He wrote voluminously on Freemasonry, and published an interesting autobiography, ‘A Review of my Seventy Years’ Pilgrimage’ (1826).