Hungarian Armenian Connection

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849 (also known as War of Independence from Austria), three famous generals were among the leaders of the uprising—Erno Kiss, Vilmos Lazar and Janos Czets. All three were of Armenian descent. Kiss and Lazar were executed. Czets went to exile in Argentine where he founded that country’s military geographical institute. During the rest of the century Armenians participated in large number in the political and cultural life of Hungary. An Armenian museum was founded in 1905. The museum was nationalized in the ‘50s but in 2013 received back its collection from the government. Historians Kristof Lukacsy and Kristof Szongott have done extensive research in Armenian and Hungarian linguistic relationship. Other Hungarian scholars who have published books about the Armenians are Miklos Gazdovits, Gazda Dezso, Sandor Oze, Balint Kovacs.

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1848-1849 (also known as War of Independence from Austria), three famous generals were among the leaders of the uprising—Erno Kiss, Vilmos Lazar and Janos Czets. All three were of Armenian descent. Kiss and Lazar were executed. Czets went to exile in Argentine where he founded that country’s military geographical institute. During the rest of the century Armenians participated in large number in the political and cultural life of Hungary. An Armenian museum was founded in 1905. The museum was nationalized in the ‘50s but in 2013 received back its collection from the government. Historians Kristof Lukacsy and Kristof Szongott have done extensive research in Armenian and Hungarian linguistic relationship. Other Hungarian scholars who have published books about the Armenians are Miklos Gazdovits, Gazda Dezso, Sandor Oze, Balint Kovacs.

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