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Károly Kisfaludy (1788–1830)

Kisfaludy, Károly (kish’fa-lö-dē). A noted Hungarian poet and novelist, brother of Sandor; born at Tét (Raab), Feb. 5, 1788; died on Nov. 11, 1830. He was the father of modern Hungarian drama. His noblest tragedy, ‘Irene’ (1820), has scarcely a peer in Hungarian literature. Next comes the fragment ‘Matthew Csák’; overwork on which, injuring his health, compelled him to leave it unfinished. His comedies excelled his tragedies; among the best of them were: ‘The Rebels,’ ‘The Murderer,’ ‘Illusions,’ all bright pictures of modern Hungarian life. He was successful as a lyric poet also; and as a novelist, particularly a humorous one. Soon after his death a Kisfaludy Society was formed in Hungary to promote the national literature. ‘Works,’ 6 vols., 1893.