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Imre Madách (1823–1864)

Madách, Emerich (mo’dätsh). A popular Hungarian poet; born at Alsó-Sztregova, Jan. 21, 1823; died at Balassa-Gyarmath, Oct. 5, 1864. He studied law, and was a notary in his native county. His principal works are: ‘Moses’ (1861); and ‘The Tragedy of Man’ (1861), a philosophical dramatic poem treating of the development of mankind since the Fall, produced on the stage in 1883. He wrote also lyrics and dramatic fragments. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).