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VEIGELSBERG, LEO:

Hungarian publicist; born at Nagy-Boldogasszony Jan. 18, 1846; educated at Kis-Körös, Budapest, and Vienna. For a short time he taught in the Jewish public school in Kecskemet, where he wrote noteworthy political articles for several newspapers, especially the "Politik" of Prague; in 1867 he became a member of the editorial staff of the "Neuer Freier Lloyd," and since 1872 he has been editor-in-chief of the "Pester Lloyd." His political leaders, usually signed with two asterisks, always attracted great attention; and his services as a publicist were recognized by Francis Joseph I., who conferred upon him the decoration of the Order of the Iron Crown (3d class) on July 9, 1904.

Veigelsberg's son Hugo, born at Budapest Nov. 2, 186 9, and educated at Kis-Körös, Kecskemet, Eperjes, and Budapest, is one of the most importantauthors of the younger generation, being distinguished for the lyric individuality of his poems, stories, and sociological works. He usually writes under one of the pseudonyms "Dixi," "Pató Pál," "Tar Lörincz," and "Ignotus." He has published: "A Slemil Keservei" (1891), "Versek" (1894), "Vallomások" (1900), and "Végzet," a translation of a novel by the Dutch author Couperus.

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