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Mihály Csokonai Vitéz

Mihály Csokonai Vitéz

Mihály Csokonai Vitéz (Hungarian: [ˈmihaːj ˈt͡ʃokonɒi ˈviteːz]; archaically English: Michael Csokonai Vitez;[1] 17 November 1773 – 28 January 1805) was a Hungarian poet, a main person in the Hungarian literary revival of the Enlightenment.

Having been educated in Debrecen, where he was born, Csokonai was appointed while still very young to the professorship of poetry there. Shortly thereafter he was deprived of the post on account of the immorality of his conduct.

The remaining twelve years of his short life were passed in almost constant wretchedness, and he died in his native town, in his mother's house, when only thirty-one years of age.

Csokonai was a genial and original poet, with something of the lyrical fire of Sándor Petőfi, and wrote a mock-heroic poem called Dorottya or the Triumph of the Ladies at the Carnival, two or three comedies or farces, and a number of love-poems. Most of his works have been published by Schedel (1844–1847).

Famous worksEdit

  • Kostancinápoly (1794)
  • Dorottya (1798)
  • A Magánossághoz (1798)
  • Szegény Zsuzsi, a táborozáskor (1802)
  • Tartózkodó kérelem (1803)
  • A tihanyi Ekhóhoz (1803)
  • A Reményhez (1803)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature, Volume 12 -PAGE: 392 , published in 1894
  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Csokonai, Mihaly Vitez". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 592.

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