1810 – Born in Gyula on November 7th. Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist.
1835-1837 – He played and taught the piano in Kolozsvár, then settled in the capital, conducting opera, appearing as a piano soloist and composing instrumental pieces with Hungarian themes.
1838 – He was conductor at the National Theatre, Pest (succeeded by Hans Richter), and for the Philharmonic Concerts which he founded, composing mainly shorter works from this time onwards, including the well-known népszínm&udblac.
1840-1844 – His well-received Bátori Mária led quickly to Hunyadi László, the most successful of his operas in Hungary.
– Composed Két pisztoly and A rab and the Hungarian national anthem.
1861 – His strikingly successful Bánk bán, written with his most talented sons Gyula and Sándor, represents the culmination of his native operatic style.
1893 – Died on June 15th in Budapest.