WRITER

Bálint Balassi

1554 - 1594

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Baron Bálint Balassi de Kékkő et Gyarmat (Hungarian: Gyarmati és kékkői báró Balassi Bálint, Slovak: Valentín Balaša barón z Ďarmôt a Kameňa; 20 October 1554 – 30 May 1594) was a Hungarian Renaissance lyric poet. He wrote mostly in Hungarian, but was also proficient in further eight languages: Latin, Italian, German, Polish, Turkish, Slovak, Croatian and Romanian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bálint Balassi has received more than 40,352 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Bálint Balassi is the 2,258th most popular writer (down from 1,998th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Slovakia and the 5th most popular Slovak Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Bálint Balassi ranks 2,258 out of 5,794Before him are Jeppe Aakjær, Elena Poniatowska, Larry Niven, S. S. Van Dine, Eustache Deschamps, and Miloš Crnjanski. After him are Terry Goodkind, James Boswell, Henri Desgrange, Li Shangyin, Ivan Mažuranić, and Annie M. G. Schmidt.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1554, Bálint Balassi ranks 8Before him are Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France, Sebastian of Portugal, Walter Raleigh, Charles, Duke of Mayenne, Philip William, Prince of Orange, and Philip Sidney. After him are Ernest of Bavaria, Louis III, Duke of Württemberg, Richard Hooker, and John Lyly. Among people deceased in 1594, Bálint Balassi ranks 9Before him are Orlande de Lassus, Gerardus Mercator, Ishikawa Goemon, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Martin Frobisher, and Thomas Kyd. After him is Alonso de Ercilla.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Bálint Balassi ranks 63 out of 298Before him are Franz Schmidt (1874), Robert Fico (1964), Stefan Vojislav (990), Alexander Mach (1902), Štefan Tiso (1897), and Ányos Jedlik (1800). After him are Alfréd Schaffer (1893), Vladimír Clementis (1902), Martina Hingis (1980), Alajos Szokolyi (1871), Johann Kaspar Mertz (1806), and Václav Ježek (1923).

Among WRITERS In Slovakia

Among writers born in Slovakia, Bálint Balassi ranks 5Before him are Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795), Tibor Sekelj (1912), Ľudovít Štúr (1815), and Ján Kollár (1793). After him are Vladimír Clementis (1902), Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849), Kálmán Mikszáth (1847), Imre Madách (1823), Anton Bernolák (1762), Lajos Kassák (1887), and Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817).