- Hungarian history
- Language: English
- Release date: 1950
- Publisher: Expert Printing Co., Pittsburgh (U.S.A.)
- Pages: 218
Kossuth a Magyar apostle of world democracy by Endre Sebestyén
Pittsburgh (U.S.A.), 1950. Expert Printing Co. – The author. 218  p. First edition.
Publishing paperback. In good condition, minor fault. Illustrated. Hungarian emigre edition.
Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et Kossuthfalva (Louis Kossuth; 1802 – 1894) was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49. With the help of his talent in oratory in political debates and public speeches, Kossuth emerged from a poor gentry family into regent-president of Kingdom of Hungary. As the most influential contemporary American journalist Horace Greeley said of Kossuth: “Among the orators, patriots, statesmen, exiles, he has, living or dead, no superior.” Kossuth’s powerful English and American speeches so impressed and touched the most famous contemporary American orator Daniel Webster, that he wrote a book about Kossuth’s life. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in Great Britain and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe. Kossuth’s bronze bust can be found in the United States Capitol with the inscription: “Father of Hungarian Democracy, Hungarian Statesman, Freedom Fighter, 1848–1849”.
From Britain Kossuth went to the United States of America. In early 1852, Kossuth, accompanied by his wife, Ferenc and Theresa Pulszky, toured the American Midwest, South, and New England. Kossuth was the second foreigner after the Marquis de Lafayette to address the Joint Meeting of the United States Congress. On December 6, 1851, this revolutionary hero arrived in New York to a reception that only Washington and Lafayette had received before.
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