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Alexander Rudnay

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Alexander Stefan Rudnay de Rudna et Divékujfalu (rudnai és divékujfalusi Rudnay Sándor István; 4 October 1760 – 13 September 1831) was a Hungarian–Slovak Roman Catholic prelate. He started as a parish priest, but later he became the Archbishop of Esztergom, the Prince Primate of Hungary and a Cardinal. Life Alexander Rudnay was born to a family of lower nobility, which originated from the ancient Hungarian gens (clan) Divék. The Rudnay family also preserved its coat of arms from the genus: a brown bear under an extensive foliage of tee with blue background. His parents were András (Andrej) Rudnay, a servants' judge (szolgabíró; iudex nobilium) and Anna Dőry. He studied in secondary school (gymnasium) in Nitra (Nyitra), later in Emerican in Pressburg, philosophy in Trnava (Nagyszombat), theology in Buda and, finally, in the general seminary in Pressburg. He was ordained on October 12, 1783, in Trnava, and in April 1784 he received his doctor degree in theology. In January
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