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FARKAS, ALBERT:

Hungarian journalist; born at Szilágy Somlyó Aug. 1, 1842; attended the gymnasium at Kolozsvár (Klausenburg), and studied law at Budapest. Farkas contributed to the "Magyar Sajtó," the "Hon," and the "Vasárnapi Ujság"; wrote various patriotic poems, including one, under the title "Sámson és Delila," on the defeat of the Hungarian national aspirations; and translated into Hungarian Gervinus' study on "Hamlet," as well as the work of Count Ladislaus Teleki on the Russian intervention in Hungary, Edmond About's "Tolla Féraldi," Racine's "Phèdre," and Wieland's "Die Abderiten." He took a leading part in the emancipation movement as editor of the "Magyar Zsidó," advocating a peaceable adjustment of the religious differences among the Hungarian Jews. In the course of the combat Farkas exerted his endeavors in behalf of the Orthodox party, and it was he who was the chief factor in securing official recognition of that party as a separate communal organization.

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