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THE LAST OP KOSSUTH’S COLLEAGUES.

here died at Buda Pcsth on September 9 Frank Pulszky, the Hungarian patriot and author, in his eighty-fourth year. He was the last survivor of the leaders of the Hungarian insurrection of 1848, and of Kotauth’s political friends and companions. He was descended from an old noblo family which emigrated from Poland to Hungary, and one of his ancestors was a general in the Imperial army,-who distinguished himself in the wars against the Turks. He travelled in Italy, France, and England. In his twenty-fourth year he was elected a member of the Hungarian Academy. In 1839 he began hie political and parliamentary career, and was elected deputy to the Reichstag. After the invasion by the Russians, he was sent in May, 1849, to London, to protest on behalf of the Hungarian Government against such interference. He negotiated with Lord Palmerston, but did not succeed in gaining the active support of the English Government. Nominal!}' he was appointed Hungarian Minister in London, and established there an office for Hungarian affairs. When Kossuth arrived in England in 1851 Pulszky joined him. He always held faithfully and firmly to the great Hungarian patriot, and accompanied him on his tour through America. His observations on this journey were embodied in a work written by himself and his wife, entitled 4 White, Red, Black,’ which was published in three volumes both in London and Germany. In the year 1852 he was condemned to death in contumaciam by court martial at Buda Heath on account of his participation in the revolt of 1848, and in 1860 joined Garibaldi’s expedition, and suffered a month’s imprisonment at Naples. In 1861, when the Hungarian Constitution and the Reichstag were re - established by the - Emperor Francis Joseph, Pulszky was again elected deputy, but, being yet exiled, he was not allowed to come home. His wife had returned to Buda Peslh. Iu 1866 she was taken ill of cholera. Pulszky obtained now permission to come to Fud* Peslh, but hj found his wife already dead. He was received in audience by the Emperor Francis Joseph, who announced to him his pardon and rehabilitation. The Austrian Government expected much from Lis interference in order to reconcile the emigrants. Pulszky joined with Deak and became a loyal and warm member of his party. In 1871 he bad duels with Jokai and the Radical Deputy Czernatory, who had accused him of political faithlessness. In 1869 he was appointed Director of the Hungarian National Museum, and in 1872 Directorgeneral of the Public Museums and Libraries in Hungary, which offices he held at the time of his death. In 1884 he again became a member of the Reichstag. Among some of the deceased writer’s works are an historical novel, * The Jacobins in Hungary ’; his own autobiography, entitled 4 My Life and Times ’; and 4 The Copper Age in Hungary ’; the last two works being published both in the Hungarian and German languages. He leaves three sons—August (the deputy and former Secretary of State for Hungary), Henri (formerly Director of the National Gallery), and Charles (an engineer).

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THE LAST OP KOSSUTH’S COLLEAGUES., Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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THE LAST OP KOSSUTH’S COLLEAGUES. Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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