Ferenc Széchényi

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Ferenc Széchényi
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Personal details
Born(1754-04-28)28 April 1754
Fertőszéplak, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire
Died13 December 1820(1820-12-13) (aged 66)
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Spouse(s)Julianna Festetics
ChildrenGyörgy Mária János
Lajos Mária Alajos Dániel Ignác
Franciska Karolina
Zsófia
Pál
István
Professionpolitician

Count Ferenc Széchényi (28 April 1754[1] in Fertőszéplak – 13 December 1820 in Vienna) was the founder of the Hungarian National Library and National Museum in Budapest.[2] The library is named after him the National Széchényi Library. He was the father of István Széchenyi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kenyeres, Ágnes (ed.). Magyar életrajzi lexikon.
  2. ^ "Hungarian National Museum". Hungarian National Museum. Retrieved 2010-01-21.