Kodály Körönd (VI.)
Baron Bálint Balassi de Kékkő et Gyarmat (Hungarian: Gyarmati és kékkői báró Balassi Bálint, Slovak: Valentín Balaša)
(Zvolen, Slovakia 1554 - Esztergom 1594)
Hungarian soldier and Renaissance lyric poet. He wrote mostly in Hungarian
Bronze statue of Balassi reading a poem from a paper.
Kodály Körönd (Kodály Circus) is an elegant square at the intersection of Andrássy Avenue and Felsőerdősor u., with beautifully painted old buildings and statues of four of Hungary's great heroes in each corner, constructed c. 1900. Two of the statues were replaced in the 1950s, when the original statues were included in the Millenium monument, a third was replaced also.
- Vak Bottyán János, by Kiss Kovács Gyula 1958 (originally Bethlen Gábor, by ifj. Vastagh György 1902).
- Zrínyi Miklós, by Róna József, 1902.
- Balassi Bálint, 1959 (originally Pálffy János gr, by Senyei Károly, 1905, which was torn down in 1955 and is now in the History Museum).
- Szondi György, by Marton László 1958 (originally Bocskay István by Holló Barnabás, 1903).
- Pátzay Pál (Kapuvár 1896 - Budapest 1979),
Sources & Information
Location (N 47°30'36" - E 19°4'11")
Via the links below you can find the position:
Item Code: hubp101; Photograph: 8 September 2012
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