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Ľudovít Štúr

Summary
Ľudovít Velislav Štúr (ˈʎudɔʋiːt ˈʂtuːr; Stur Lajos; 28 October 1815 – 12 January 1856), known in his era as Ludevít Štúr, (pen names: B. Dunajský, Bedlivý Ludorob, Boleslav Záhorský, Brat Slovenska, Ein Slave, Ein ungarischer Slave, Karl Wildburn, Pravolub Rokošan, Slovák, Starí, Velislav, and Zpěvomil) was a Slovak revolutionary politician, and writer. As a leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, and the author of the Slovak language standard, he is lauded as one of the most important figures in Slovak history. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He was also a politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament. Background Language dispute At the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Slovaks were divided concerning the literary language to be used:
  • Catholics continued to use the standard that had developed in Slovak wr
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