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Miklós Bánffy


Miklós Bánffy (1873-1950) was a Hungarian politician and writer. His trilogy Megszámláltattál is one of the major literary rediscoveries of the last twenty years.

Miklós Bánffy was variously a diplomat, MP and foreign minister, who in 1921/22 signed the peace treaty with the United States and obtained Hungary’s admission to the League of Nations. He was responsible for organizing the last Habsburg coronation, that of King Karl in 1916. His famous Transylvanian TrilogyThey Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting, They Were Divided – was first published in Budapest in the 1930s.

Miklós Bánffy