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József Eötvös (1813–1871)

Eötvös, Baron József (ėt-vėsh). A Hungarian novelist and statesman; born at Buda, Sept. 3, 1813; died on Feb. 2, 1871. The comedies ‘The Critics’ (1830) and ‘The Merry Wedding Party’ (1833), and the tragedy ‘Revenge’ (1834), were his first productions. His best-known novel is ‘The Village Notary’ (1845), scarifying the Hungarian system of county government; ‘The Carthusian’ is perhaps finer as literature. He wrote also historical novels, as ‘Hungary in 1514’ and ‘The Peasants’ War in Hungary’; and books on political and social questions, among them: ‘Observations on Prison Reform’ (1842); ‘Influence of the Dominant Ideas of the Nineteenth Century upon the State’ (1851); ‘Equal Rights of the Nationalities in Austria.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).