Kölcsey, Ferenc

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Kölcsey, Ferenc

(fĕ`rĕnts köl`chĕĭ), 1790–1838, Hungarian writer and orator. A student of the Enlightenment, he aided his friend Krasiński in a reform of the Hungarian language, investigated Hungarian literary history, and introduced the critical essay. As a member of parliament (1832–36), he spoke eloquently to urge freedom for the serfs. His prose and poetry are somber and elaborately classical in style; they reveal a strong moral sense. Kölcsey wrote the Hungarian national hymn (1823).
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Tokaji Aszu first appeared in literature in 1576, but it was in the 17th century that the wine, also blended into Hungary's National Anthem by the poet Ferenc Kolcsey, became a favourite of enthusiasts for its richness and complexity.
The Hungarian Culture Week in BiH is part of the celebration of the Hungarian Culture Day, which has been celebrated since 1989 in honor of the day when poet Ferenc Kolcsey completed the national anthem of Hungary in 1823.
In 1817 Ferenc Kolcsey, another Hungarian poet of the period, made an unduly severe judgment on Berzsenyi's work.