Trefort, Ágoston

STATESMAN (HUNGARY)
BORN 6 Feb 1817, Homonna, Comitate Zemplin - DIED 22 Aug 1888, Budapest
GRAVE LOCATION Budapest: Kerepesi cemetery (29-1-5)

Ágoston Trefort entered the service of the state in 1840. Together with Joseph Eötvös and Ladislaus Szalay he published "Budapesti Szemle". In 1846 he became Minister of Trade, but during the same year he resigned and he didn't return to ploitics until 1860.

In 1865 he entered the House of Representatives, where he belonged to the part of Ferenc Deák. In 1872 he became Minister of Education and he held this post until his death in 1888. He set up a system of education that survived mostly unchanged until 1945.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
A Nemzeti Panteon Fiumei Úti Sírkertje (Kerepesi Temetö) Térképe, 1990

Images

The grave of Ágoston Trefort at the Kerepesi Cemetery, Budapest.
Picture by Androom (20 Aug 2002)

 


Trefusis, Violet

Published: 27 Dec 2009
Last update: 27 Dec 2009