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
Parent(s)Sigismund Széchény, Mary Cziráky
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.

Early life[edit]

He was born as the younger son of Count Zsigmond Széchényi (1720-1769) and his wife Countess Maria Cziráky de Czirák et Dénesfalva (1724-1787). He had one elder brother and three sisters who all intermarried with prominent Austro-Hungarian noble families.

Marriage and issue[edit]

On 17.8.1777 in Kópháza Count Ferenc married Countess Julia Festeics de Tolna (1753-1824). He was the father of six children and Count István Széchenyi was one of them.

References[edit]

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

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