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 (pĕt′ə-fē, pĕ′tœ-), Sándor Originally Sándor Petrovics. 1823-1849.
Hungarian lyric poet and revolutionary hero best known for his patriotic songs and the epic poem Janos the Hero (1845).
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(Hungarian ˈpɛtøːfi)
(Biography) Sándor (ˈʃaːndor). 1823–49, Hungarian lyric poet and patriot
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(ˈpɛt əˌfi)

Sán•dor (ˈʃɑn dɔr) (Sándor Petrovics), 1823–49, Hungarian poet and patriot.
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In the second half of the year, according to the consulate general's plans, a double bust of the Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi and his wife Julia Szendrey will be inaugurated in one of the highly frequented public parks of the municipality with a population of 33 million.
People were rescued from the river more than a mile downstream, near Petofi Bridge, ATV reported.
He is awarded the PETOFI prize in Hungary for poetry and the Writer's Literary Companion Award for his historical novel The Orphan of the Virgin Mary.
Sandor Petofi was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
On the occasion of 15 March, Hungary's National Day, the plaque commemorating the Hungarian freedom fighter and statesman Lajos Kossuth in the street bearing his name in the Madzari quarter of Gazi Baba district, and the memorial tomb honouring Sandor Petofi, a national hero and poet in the street named after him in the Dracevo district of KiselaVoda were revisited by the staff of the Hungarian Embassy.
The book was launched at least twice, once in the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest in April 2014 and again in the Hungarian Culture Centre in London.
In Hungary, he had not been a passive protector of these ideals, but belonged to the Petofi Circle, a group of writers and journalists who helped pave the way for the anticommunist uprising in 1956.
The newly established government's intention was to make the Habsburg Empire spend all taxes they received from Hungary in support of Hungary, and they meant to assure that the Parliament would have authority over the Hungarian regiments of the Habsburg Army.A bloodless demonstration took place with crowds of people constantly joining in, as the protestors marched to Buda, where they demanded that the political prisoners (such as the famous poet and linguist, Mihaly Tancsics) be released, and to Pest, where an even larger multitude gathered in front of the Hungarian National Museum, and a new poem written by Sandor Petofi, a legendary young poet was recited.