Simon Péchi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Simon Péchi
Chancellor of Transylvania
In office
1613–1621
Monarch Gabriel Bethlen
Preceded by Vacant
last office-holder: János Imreffy
Succeeded by Vacant
next office-holder: István Kovacsóczy
Personal details
Born 1570
Peçuy, Sanjak of Peçuy, Ottoman Hungary
(today: Pécs, Hungary)
Died December 1643 (aged 72-73)
Szenterzsébet, Principality of Transylvania
(today: Eliseni, Romania)
Nationality Hungarian
Spouse(s) Judit Kornis
The native form of this personal name is szerdahelyi Péchi Simon. This article uses the Western name order.

Chancellor Simon Péchi (1575–1642) was a Hungarian Székely official, and wealthy supporter of Matthias Vehe and nobleman András Eőssi's Szekler Sabbatarians movement in Transylvania.[1][2] The influence of Péchi's Sabbatarian prayer book contributed to the conversion of around twenty thousand Székelys to Sabbatarianism in the late sixteenth century.[3] Samuel Kohn, Chief Rabbi of Budapest, and the first scholar to take an interest in the Sabbatarians among the Transylvanian unitarians, published a biography of Péchi as part of his studies in 1899.[4]

Works[edit]

  • Atyák mondásai — Pirqé ávot[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agnieszka Barszczewska Lehel Peti Integrating minorities: traditional communities and modernization Page 127 "The diverse work and translation activity of Simon Péchi promoted the spread of Rabbinic Jewish traditions to a great extent. ... Later, the movement earned significant social and political support from Simon Péchi, the wealthy, ..."
  2. ^ Kornélia Koltai Péchi Simon kiadatlan rabbinikus írásai 1999 "Péchi Simon életéről Péchi Simon születésének és gyermekkorának körülményeiről nincs kellő adat a birtokunkban; különféle találgatások keletkeztek róla az idők folyamán. A legelfogadottabb feltételezés azonban mára az, hogy Péchi ..."
  3. ^ Kevin Alan Brook The Jews of Khazaria - 2009 - Page 261 "After Simon Péchi (1575–1642) created a Sabbatarian prayer book, it became a very attractive belief system in the region, and about twenty thousand Székelys converted to Sabbatarianism in the late sixteenth century."
  4. ^ István Keul Early modern religious communities in East-Central Europe 2009 Page 132 Samuel Kohn "Különös tekintettel Péchi Simon főkancellár életére és munkájára [The Sabbatarians: Their History, Teachings, and Literature—With Particular Attention to the Life and Work of the Chancellor Simon Péchi] (Budapest, 1889)
  5. ^ Louise Olga Vasvári, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Imre Kertész and Holocaust literature 2005 Page 331 "Her translations from the Hebrew into Hungarian include Atyák mondásai—Pirqé ávot, a collection of previously unpublished rabbinical writings in the early seventeenth century by Simon Péchi and she has published articles on the works of ...
Political offices
Preceded by
Vacant
Title last held by
János Imreffy
Chancellor of Transylvania
1613–1621
Succeeded by
Vacant
Title next held by
István Kovacsóczy