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Erkel Ferenc

Born 7 November 1810. Died 25 June 1893.

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Ferenc Erkel (Hungarian: Erkel Ferenc, German: Franz Erkel; November 7, 1810 – June 15, 1893) was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary, which was adopted in 1844. He died in Budapest.

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