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GYORGY FEJER (1766–1851)

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 238 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GYORGY FEJER (1766–1851), Hungarian author, was born on the 23rd of April 1766, at Keszthely, in the county of Zala. He studied philosophy at Pest, and theology at Pressburg; eventually, in 18o8, he obtained a theological professorship at Pest University. Ten years later (1818) he became chief director of the educational circle of Raab, and in 1824 was appointed librarian to the university of Pest. Fejer's works, which are nearly all written either in Latin or Hungarian, exceed one hundred and eighty in number. His most important work, Codex diplomaticus Hungariae ecclesiasticus ac civilis, published from 1829 to 1844, in eleven so-called tomes, really exceeds forty volumes. It consists of old documents and charters from A.D. 104 to the end of 1439, and forms an extraordinary monument of patient industry. This work and many others relating to Hungarian national history have placed Fejer in the foremost rank of Hungarian historians. He died on the 2nd of July 1851. His latest works were A Kunok eredete (The Origin of the Huns), and A politikai forradalmak okai (The Causes of Political Revolutions), both published in 185o. The latter production, on account of its liberal tendencies, was suppressed by the Austrian government. . See Magyar Ir6k: Eletrajz-gyujtemeny (Pest, 1856), and A Magyar nemzeti irodalomtortenet vfizlata (Pest, 1861).
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