Jan Francisci

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Francisci, Jan


(pen name, Janko Rimavský). Born June 1, 1822, in Hnuštá, Gemer Župa (District); died Mar. 7, 1905, in Turčiansky Svätý Martin. Figure in the Slovak national liberation movement. Writer and journalist; collector of Slovak folklore.

Francisci graduated from the lycée, in Bratislava in 1843. He was an associate of L. Štúr’s and J. Hurban’s. In 1844 he founded a lycée, in Levoča modeled on the one in Bratislava; he pursued a career of private teaching. During the Revolution of 1848, Francisci served as a captain in the National Guard at Prešov. In 1861 he founded the Slovak political journal Pest budinske vedomosti. In 1863, Francisci helped found Matice Slovenská.


Slovenskje povesti. Levoča, 1845.
Vlastný životopis. Bratislava, 1956.
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