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Mikszáth Kálmán
(1847–1910)

Biography

1847 born in Szklabonya
1863 he begins to write as a student in the school of Selmecbánya
1866 he studies law at the University of Budapest
1871 without finishing his studies returnes to his father and begins to work as a mayor's counsellor
1873 He moves to Budapest, secretly marries Ilona Mauks
1875-76 total financial disaster, Mikszáth forces his wife to divorce
1877 he works as a journalist
1882 after two successful books, an acclaimed writer, remarries his former wife
1892 works as an MP until his death
1896 President of the Journalist's Association
1910 national celebration of the writer’s centenary. He dies shortly afterwards (28th May)
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