Sándor Petőfi (1823 - 1849)
Sándor Petőfi (born Petrovics; Hungarian: Petőfi Sándor Slovak: Alexander Petrovič; Serbian: Александар Петровић) was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary. He is considered Hungary's national poet, and was one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He is the author of the Nemzeti dal (National Poem), which is said to have inspired the revolution in the Kingdom of Hungary that grew into a war for independence from the Austrian Empire. It is most likely that he died in the Battle of Segesvár, one of the last battles of the war. The native form of this personal name is Petőfi Sándor. This article uses the Western name order.
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