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Maurice Benyovszky

1746 - 1786

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Count Maurice Benyovszky de Benyó et Urbanó (Hungarian: Benyovszky Máté Móric Mihály Ferenc Szerafin Ágost; Polish: Maurycy Beniowski; Slovak: Móric Beňovský; 20 September 1746 – 24 May 1786) was a renowned military officer, adventurer, and writer from the Kingdom of Hungary, who described himself as both a Hungarian and a Pole. He is considered a national hero in Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Benyovszky was born and raised in Verbó, Kingdom of Hungary (present-day Vrbové, Slovakia). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Benyovszky has received more than 152,414 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Maurice Benyovszky is the 265th most popular military personnel (up from 273rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Slovakia (down from 14th in 2019) and the most popular Slovak Military Personnel.

Maurice Benyovszky is most famous for being the first person to take a photo of the Taj Mahal.

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Among military personnels, Maurice Benyovszky ranks 265 out of 1,468Before him are Lothar Rendulic, Svetozar Boroević, Andranik, Alois Brunner, Matthew C. Perry, and Sun Bin. After him are Omar Bradley, Yermak Timofeyevich, Erich Priebke, Oenomaus, Wang Jian, and Reinhard Gehlen.

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Among people born in 1746, Maurice Benyovszky ranks 9Before him are Tadeusz Kościuszko, Carlo Buonaparte, Gustav III of Sweden, Gaspard Monge, Giuseppe Piazzi, and Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria. After him are William Jones, Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, Giovanni Battista Venturi, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Tiradentes, and George XII of Georgia. Among people deceased in 1786, Maurice Benyovszky ranks 4Before him are Frederick the Great, Carl Wilhelm Scheele, and Moses Mendelssohn. After him are Peter III of Portugal, Franz Benda, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, Antonio Sacchini, Eva Ekeblad, Tokugawa Ieharu, John Goodricke, and Giovanni Battista Guadagnini.

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In Slovakia

Among people born in Slovakia, Maurice Benyovszky ranks 15 out of 357Before him are Gyula Andrássy (1823), Francis II Rákóczi (1676), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778), Ferenc Szálasi (1897), Béla I of Hungary (1016), and Rudolf von Laban (1879). After him are Juraj Jánošík (1688), Andrej Babiš (1954), Ivan Gašparovič (1941), Jozef Gabčík (1912), Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795), and Edita Gruberová (1946).


Among military personnels born in Slovakia, Maurice Benyovszky ranks 1After him are Jozef Gabčík (1912), Pál Maléter (1917), Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria (1833), János Pálffy (1664), Gyula Cseszneky (1914), and Paul Kray (1735).