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Szechenyi, Istvan, Count

Born: 1791 AD
Died: 1860 AD
Nationality: Hungarian
Categories: Military Officer, Politician, Writers

Hungarian politician, theorist and writer, and army officer.

1791 – Born on the 21st of September in Vienna.

Joined the Austrian army and participated in the Napoleonic wars.

1825 – Donated the full annual income of his estates for the establishment of the Hungarian Academy of Science.

1826 – He left the service as a first lieutenant and turned his interest towards politics.

1827 – Organized the Nemzeti Kaszinó, a forum for the patriotic Hungarian nobility. The "Kaszinò" had an important role in the reform movement by providing an institute for political dialogues.

1830 – Wrote the Hitel (The Credit, 1830), the Világ (Light, 1831), and the Stádium (1833), addressed the Hungarian nobility.

1836 – Zéchenyi married Countess Crescence Seilern in Buda.

1860 – He commit suicide on the night of 8th of April.