György Káldy

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György Káldy
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Born 1573
Died 1634
Occupation Jesuit and Bible translator

György Káldy (1573–1634) was a Hungarian Jesuit and Bible translator.

Káldi was born in Nagyszombat, Kingdom of Hungary on February 4, 1573. He studied theology at the University of Vienna. In Rome, in 1598 he entered the Jesuit order. In 1625, he founded the College of Pozsony (Pressburg, today's Bratislava), and served as its rector until his death.

He devoted nearly half of his life to the translation of the Bible. He published the first Catholic translation of the Bible in Vienna, 1626. His version was based partly on the unpublished manuscripts of István Szántó,[1] partly on the Vulgate. [2] The printing of his translation in 1626 was supported by the Calvinist prince Gabriel Bethlen.

Káldi died in Pressburg (Pozsony, today's Bratislava, Slovakia) Kingdom of Hungary in October 30, 1634.


  1. ^ Acta litteraria Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae: Volume 3 Magyar Tudományos Akadémia, Akadémiai Kiadó - 1960 ... la Bible, Kaldy se serait content de corriger la traduction de Szäntö. Cette hypothese est formulee par l'auteur dans Adalekok Kaldy György bibliaforditasähoz (Contributions a la traduction de la Bible par György Kaldy)
  2. ^ Cyclopædia of Biblical, theological, and ecclesiastical literature: Volume 12 John McClintock, James Strong - 1894 A translation of the entire Bible, from the original, which the Jesuit Stephen Szanto (Latin Arator) prepared towards the end of the 16th century, was never printed, whereas the translation from the Vulgate, made by the Jesuit (ieorge
  • Constantin von Wurzbach: Káldy, Georg. In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich. Band 10, Verlag L. C. Zamarski, Wien 1863, S. 388 f.
  • Gabriel Adriányi: KÁLDI, György. In: Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL). Band 3, Bautz, Herzberg 1992, ISBN 3-88309-035-2, Sp. 964–967.