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Sádnor Kisfaludy (1772–1844)

Kisfaludy, Sádnor. A celebrated Hungarian poet, brother of Károly; born at Sümeg (Zala), Sept. 27, 1772; died on Oct. 28, 1844. He was the first great poet of modern Hungary. His masterpiece was ‘Himfy’s Love Songs’ (1801–7), in two parts; ‘Love Unrequited’ and ‘Love Returned’—the former being the better, and both showing the influence of Petrarch. His other important work was the epic ‘Legends from the Magyar Past’ (1807–38), which also contained many love songs. He was the poet of the aristocracy, as Csokonai was of the people.