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1849: Lajos Kossuth Proclaims Hungary`s Independence from Vienna

1849: Lajos Kossuth Proclaims Hungary`s Independence from Vienna
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Lajos Kossuth became the GovernorPresident of Hungary after the proclamation of independence. He held the specific title “kormányzó-elnök” (in Hungarian language).

The government of Lajos Kossuth proclaimed the independence of Hungary on this day in 1849. Hungary became independent from the government of Habsburg-Lothringen dynasty. Interestingly, the Declaration of Independence was proclaimed in a large Protestant church in Debrecen.

Debrecen was once called the “Calvinist Rome” because it was important for the Protestants with Calvinist orientation. The Calvinist church in Debrecen is still the largest Protestant church building in Hungary.

Lajos Kossuth became the Governor-President of Hungary after the proclamation of independence. He held the specific title “kormányzó-elnök” (in Hungarian language). However, the revolution in Hungary was suppressed during the same year (1849), and Kossuth fled the country (he stayed in the Ottoman Empire, and later in the USA).

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