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The page of Balassi Bálint, English biography

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Balassi Bálint


Bálint Balassi (born Oct. 20, 1554, Zólyom, Hung., died May 30, 1594, Esztergom) Balassi also spelled Balassa the outstanding Hungarian lyric poet of his time, remaining unrivaled in his native literature until the end of the 18th century. Balassi was born into one of the richest Protestant families of the country and lived an adventurous life, fighting against the Turks and against his own relatives, who sought to despoil him of his heritage. …

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