The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Pulszky, Franz Aurelius
PULSZKY, půl'skē, Franz Aurelius, Hungarian archæologist and publicist: b. Eperies, 1814; d. Budapest, 1897. When only 22 he was nominated to membership in the Archæological Institute of Rome. Joining the Liberal party under Kossuth he was elected a deputy to the Hungarian Diet in 1840 and later under-secretary to the Hungarian Prince Esterhazy, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Vienna. He followed Kossuth to England and after the catastrophe of Villagos accompanied the ex-dictator to America. His impressions of this country were embodied in a book entitled ‘White, Red, and Black.’ Condemned to death by his country for treason, he lived in Italy and joined cause with the Garibaldians. The sentence was removed in 1866; in 1873 he became inspector-general of museums and public libraries. He wrote ‘Philosophy of Hungarian History’ (1882); ‘My Life and Times’; and ‘The Jacobins in Hungary’ (1887).