Statue of Hungarian Writer Mor Jokai to Be Erected in Zagreb

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ZAGREB, April 21, 2019 – The Zagreb City Assembly supported a proposal to erect a statue of Hungarian writer Jokai Mor along the promenade at Lake Bundek following a proposal by the city’s Hungarian national minority council.

The Hungarian embassy in Croatia will donate a bronze bust of Mor Jokai and the foundation stone made of Hungarian limestone. The bust was created by Hungarian sculptor Lajos Gyorlf and is estimated at about 100,000 kuna while funds from the Zagreb budget of about 100,000 kuna will cover the costs of installing the bust.

Mor Jokai, who was born on 18 February 1825 and died 5 May 1904 in Budapest, actively participated in the revolution of 1848 and 1849. After being amnestied, he continued his political activities and dedicated himself to his writing.

Jokai was a novelist and playwright, producing more than 100 literary works. Many of his plays have been performed and well received in Croatia.

Some of his better-known works include: A Hungarian Nabob, Zoltan Karpathy, A Man of Gold, The Heartless Man’s Sons, Poor Rich, Black Diamonds, Yellow Rose, and Working Days.

More news about cultural, political and other relations between Croatia and Hungary can be found in the Politics section.


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