Janos Arany

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Birthday
2, 1817
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Oct 22, 1882 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
2, 1817
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Oct 22, 1882 (65)

About

Nineteenth-century Hungarian writer who is best known for his Toldi Trilogy and for his numerous ballads. His most famous ballad poem, published in 1863, is entitled "The Bards of Wales."

Before Fame

He studied German and French at the Reformed College of Debrecen.

Trivia

He wrote over forty ballads, many of which would later be translated into more than fifty languages.

Family Life

He married Julianna Ercsey and had two children.

Associated With

He translated William Shakespeare's Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream into Hungarian.