The Hungarian government has celebrated the life of a freedom fighter who helped give Hungary its independence.
House Speaker László Kövér attended a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Rákóczi II, leader of Hungary’s anti-Habsburg freedom fight between 1703-1711, at Rákóczi’s birthplace in Borsi, in northern Hungary, on Sunday.
According to MTI, at the celebration, held in front of the Rákóczi chateau, Kövér said that the legendary prince “had made the ideals of Hungary’s freedom, independence, and unity a reality once again”.
Rákóczi was born March 27, 1676. He died long after the failed rebellion, in exile in Turkey, in 1735.