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Berzsenyi Dániel
(1776–1836)

Biography

Dániel Berzsenyi (born May 7, 1776, Egyházashetye, Hung., died Feb. 24, 1836, Nikla) poet who first successfully introduced classical metres and themes in Hungarian poetry. Berzsenyi was a country squire who lived far from any town and was for many years unconnected with any literary circle. His activity as a poet was discovered by chance, and he became known through the efforts of Ferenc Kazinczy, a leading advocate…

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