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Mihály Vörösmarty (1800–1855)

Vörösmarty or Voeroesmarty, Mihály (vö-rösh-mär’ty). A celebrated Hungarian writer and patriot; born in the county of Fejervar in 1800; died in 1855 while engaged on a translation of Shakespeare. He published ‘King Solomon,’ a drama (1821); ‘King Sigismund,’ a drama (1824); ‘The Flight of Zalan,’ an epic poem; the tragedy ‘Kont’ (1825); ‘The Triumph of Fidelity’ (1827). His narrative poems entitled ‘Cserhalom,’ and ‘The Enchanted Valley,’ established his reputation as the first Hungarian poet of his time. In 1830 he published a patriotic lyric entitled ‘The Appeal,’ for which he received from the Hungarian Academy a ducat a line.