Ney Ferenc, az író, a forradalmár és a pedagógus

Buzinkay Géza: Ney Ferenc, az író, a forradalmár és a pedagógus. In: Aetas, (36) 1. pp. 44-71. (2021)

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Ferenc Ney (1814-1889) was a well-known public figure of his time in Pest: he was a playwright, a novelist, a journalist, prominent member of Reform Era organizations, an important figure of Hungarian education, and a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His handwritten memoire is a rich source about the public and literary life of 19th century Hungary, and Pest in particular. Ferenc Ney grew up without a mother with his merchant father and craftsman tutor. He became a student at the Premonstratensian School in Szombathely, the went on to become a tutor for aristocratic families, for example the family of Count Brunszvik at Martonvásár. He was the author of the first published Hungarian sci-fi novel, attended universities in Vienna and Pécs, was one of the copiers of Kossuth’s Parliamentary Reports, as well as a published journalist. He was a member (usually the secretary) of every important society and association of the 1840s, his plays were performed in the National Theatre, and he also translated classic operas to Hungarian. In 1844 he was elected headmaster of the institution for training kindergarten teachers in Pest. In 1848 he participated in the Revolution as the lieutenant of the revolutionary legion in Terézváros and a city representative, later he was held captive in the Neugebäude Palace. It seemed that all his previous activities reached a dead end, but in the late 1850s he had the chance to apply for the position of Hungarian teacher in a prestigious German-language secondary school in Pest (the current Eötvös József Gimnázium), which he got, later becoming headmaster and transforming it into a Hungarian-language school. His endeavours were so successful that ‘his leadership turned the institution into an exemplary realgymnasium well-known even abroad.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Ferenc Ney : writer, revolutionary, educator
Heading title: Tanulmányok
Journal or Publication Title: Aetas
Date: 2021
Volume: 36
Number: 1
ISSN: 0237-7934
Page Range: pp. 44-71
Language: Hungarian, English
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Neÿ Ferenc, Magyarország története - 19. sz., Magyar irodalom története - 19. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr. a lábjegyzetekben ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2022. Feb. 22. 12:10
Last Modified: 2022. Feb. 22. 12:10

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