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1852-1946 | 1975-2017

 

 

10 Forint, 1975

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Front: Sandor Petofi (1823-49), Hungarian poet and patriot

Unsuccessful as an actor, Petofi turned to poetry writing. His poetry served as inspiration to the patriots of the Hungarian revolution, in which he fought and died.

Back: Birth of the Folk Song painted by János Jankó (1833-1896), Hungarian painter and graphic artist

 

Birth of the Folk Song painted by János Jankó

Birth of the Folk Song painted by János Jankó

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20 Forint, 1965

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Front: György Dózsa (1470-1514), a Székely Hungarian man-at-arms

Dózsa was a Szekler squire from Transylvania who led a "peasants' revolt" against the Hungarian landed nobility. He was eventually caught, tortured, and executed. He is remembered as both a Christian martyr and a dangerous criminal.

Back: Pentathlete Csaba Hegedus (1948-), Hungarian Olympic and World Championship in Greco wrestling

 

200 Forint, 1998

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Front: Robert Karoly (1288-1342), king of Hungary 1310-1342

Back: Diosgyori castle ruins

 

Diosgyori Castle

Diosgyori Castle

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1000 Forint, 2000
Commemorates the New Millenniu

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Front: Matthias Corvinus (1443-1490), King of Hungary 1458-1490

Back: Matthias Fountain in the Castle of Visegrad

 

Matthias Fountain

Matthias Fountain

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2000 Forint, 2000
Commemorates 1000 years of the Hungarian State

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Front: Crown of St. Stephen (975-1038), first Christian king of Hungary

Back: Baptism of Vajk painting by Gyula Benczur (1844-1920), showing Saint Stephen as bishop baptizing

 

Baptism of Vajk painting by Gyula Benczur

Baptism of Vajk painting by Gyula Benczur

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500 Forint, 2005

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Front: Ferenc Rákóczi II (1676-1735), Hungarian national hero

Ferenc Rákóczi II, Prince of Transylvania, was born into one of the richest families in the Kingdom of Hungary. He is remembered as the leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 1703-11.

Back: Rákóczi Castle in Sárospatak

 

Rákóczi Castle

Rákóczi Castle

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2,000 Forint, 2016 (2017)

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Front: Bethlen Gábor (1580-1629), Prince of Transylvania 1613-1629; Duke of Opole 1622-1625

Back: Bethlen Gábor with scientists

Courtesy johnny691102

 

5,000 Forint, 2016 (2017)

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Front: István Széchenyi (1791-1860), Hungarian politician, theorist and writer

Back: Széchenyi's castle, Nagycenk

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10,000 Forint, 2014

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Front: St. Stephen (967-1038), first King of Hungary 1000-1038

Back: Esztergom Palace

Courtesy johnny691102

 

Esztergom Palace

Esztergom Palace

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20,000 Forint, 2015

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Front: Deák Ferenc (1803-1876), Hungarian statesman and Minister of Justice. He was known as "The Wise Man of the Nation"

Back: Old House of Commons, Budapest

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1852-1946 | 1975-2017

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Hungary, located in central Europe, was a kingdom found by the Magyars in the 9th century. After suffering repeated Turkish invasions and followed by Habsburg control, it regained independence in 1867 under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Became a republic briefly in 1918, followed by communist rule in 1919 and then regained monarchy in 1920. Came under German occupation during WWII and Soviet occupation after WWII. It became the People's Republic in 1949 and a republic since 1989. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Hungary.

 

 

 

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