János Arany (1817-1882)

Death: 22nd October 1882
Location: Kerepesi temető / Kerepesi Cemetery, Budapest, Central Hungary, Hungary
Photo taken by: Dr Varga József

Hungarian journalist, poet and translator who is often refered to as the ‘Shakespeare of ballads’. He wrote over 40 ballads which have been translated into over 50 languages. His best known work is the epic poem The Toldi Trilogy which was inspired by the legendary Miklós Toldi, who served in the army of Hungarian King Louis the Great in the 14th century.