Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék was a Hungarian politician, political theorist, and writer. Widely considered one of the greatest statesmen in his nation's history, within Hungary he is still known to many as "the Greatest Hungarian".
|Born:||September 21, 1791, Vienna, Archduchy of Austria|
|Died:||April 08, 1860, Oberdöbling, Austrian Empire|
|Children:||Béla, Ödön, Júlia|
|Parents:||Ferenc Széchényi, Julianna Festetics|
|Preceded by:||office created|
|Succeeded by:||László Csány|
About Istvan Szechenyi
One of the most respected political figures in Hungary's history, the Austrian-born Szechenyi held office as Hungarian Minister of Public Works and Transport and significantly modernized and reformed culture, economics, and politics in Hungary.
Istvan Szechenyi Before Fame
He first rose to political prominence in the mid 1820s, when he vocally and financially supported Prime Minister Nagy's proposal to create a Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
Achievement of Istvan Szechenyi
His published works include Onismeret (Self-Awareness) and Ein Blick (One Look). He wrote the latter historical and philosophical work not long before his depression-driven suicide at age sixty-eight.
Istvan Szechenyi Family Life
In his mid forties, he married a countess named Crescence Seilern. The couple had several children, including a son named Bela.
Associations of Istvan Szechenyi
He and Hungarian Academy of the Arts founder Imre Makovecz both made important contributions to Hungarian culture.
Information related to István Széchenyi
- Austrian Empire military personnel of the French Revolutionary Wars
- Public Works and Transport ministers of Hungary
- Hungarian politicians who committed suicide
- Széchenyi family
- Politicians from Vienna
- 19th-century Hungarian people
- Hungarian writers
- Hungarian nobility