Jozef Ignác Bajza

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Jozef Ignác Bajza
Born (1755-03-05)5 March 1755
Predmier, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (now Predmier, Slovakia)
Died 1 December 1836(1836-12-01) (aged 81)
Pressburg, Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy (now Bratislava, Slovakia)
Known for wrote the first novel in Slovak

Jozef Ignác Bajza (Hungarian: Bajza József Ignác; 5 March 1755 – 1 December 1836) was an ethnically Slovak writer, satirist and Catholic priest in the Kingdom of Hungary.

He is best known for his novel René mláďenca príhodi a skúsenosťi (original, modern spelling René mládenca príhody a skúsenosti), which was the first novel written in Slovak language. He is buried in the St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava.

Works[edit]

  • 1782
Rozličných veršuv knižka prvňa (unpublished)
  • 1784
René mláďenca príhodi a skúsenosťi (first part)
  • 1785
René mláďenca príhodi a skúsenosťi (second part, unpublished)
  • 1789
Anti-Fándly (work written against Juraj Fándly)
  • 1789–1796
Kresťánské katolícké náboženstvo... ďíl 1.–5. (five volumes)
  • 1794
Slovenské dvojnásobné epigrammata, jednako-konco-hlasné a zvuko-mírne
  • 1794
Slovenské dvojnásobné epigrammata. Druhá knižka obsahujícá zvuko-mírné
  • 1795
Veselé účinki, a rečeňí, které k stráveňu trúchľivích hoďín zebral a vidal… (book of anecdotes, satirical and humorous short stories)
  • 1813
Prikladi ze svatého Písma starího a novího Zákona (second volume issued in 1820)