Common History

The US and Hungary under the Dual Monarchy

The US and Hungary under the Dual Monarchy

Throughout the last decades of the 19th century, American attention was increasingly drawn towards Hungary, especially due to increased Hungarian immigration to the US. One of the results of the failed 1848 revolution was the gradual recognition by the Habsburg...

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The aftermath of 1848

The aftermath of 1848

The harsh repression that followed the revolution sparked a negative reaction in the United States, whose population sympathized with the democratic aspirations of Hungary. Although the Hungarian Revolution had been defeated and its leaders either executed or exiled,...

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The US and the 1848 Hungarian Revolution

The US and the 1848 Hungarian Revolution

Many Americans were sympathetic towards this case, and some Hugarian leaders cited the American War of Independence as an inspiration. The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was one of the many European Revolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in...

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Early Ties

Early Ties

A short overview of the first phase of the relations between the United States and Hungary. Relations between the United States of America and Hungary have a rich and multifaceted history. Early contects were sporadic and personal. As we wrote in an article earlier,...

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The Life of Sándor Márai

The Life of Sándor Márai

Tribute to the memory of the great Hungarian writer. This short article would like to pay tribute to the memory of Sándor Márai, who was one of the greatest Hungarian writers, and who had to live most of his life far away from his home country. About Márai’s life in...

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Kossuth in the Unites States

Kossuth in the Unites States

Kossuth was the first foreign statesman since the Marquis de Lafayette to address a joint session of Congress. Lajos Kossuth was a Hungarian lawyer, journalist, politician and Regent-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49. He was honored...

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Admiral of New England

Admiral of New England

A Hungarian Touch in the Life of the Legendary John Smith John Smith (1580 – 1631) was an English soldier, explorer and author. He was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and Mózes Székely. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony ,...

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A Hungarian pioneer in North America

A Hungarian pioneer in North America

The Hungarian presence in America goes back a long way. The first Hungarian ever to set foot on the soil of the New World was a sixteenth century humanist and Protestant scholar, Stephanus Parmenius Budaeus. There are only a few facts that we know for certain about...

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