Sandor Petofi

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Birthday
1, 1823
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 31, 1849 (26)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1823
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Jul 31, 1849 (26)

About

Hungarian writer who was considered Hungary's national poet and an important figure during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.

Before Fame

He went to college at Papa and published one of his first poems, A Borozo, in 1842.

Trivia

He wrote the Nemzeti dal which is believed to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that led to a war for independence from the Austrian Empire.

Family Life

He married Julia Szendrey, and they had a child named Zoltan.

Associated With

Boris Pasternak produced translations of his poems into the Russian language in the 1940s.