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Báró altorjai Apor Károly (1815–1885) életének és munkásságának vázlatos bemutatása
The Life and Work of Károly Apor (1815–1885)

Author(s): Róbert Oláh-Gál
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Local History / Microhistory
Published by: Scientia Kiadó
Keywords: Károly Apor; life and work; Therezianum; King Ferdinand 5th; vineyard; 19th century
Summary/Abstract: This book presents Baron Károly Apor’s life and work. Bibliographic data are presented about the famous man of culture and legal expert.Károly Apor was born at 11th December 1815 in Turia de Jos, the Apor family’s ancestral home. He started elementary school from 1822 in Baia Mare and continued his studies in 1824 at the Therezianum Vienna, as a protégé of King Francis, where he studied law. In Therezianum he studied until 1835 when King Ferdinand 5th allowed him to continue his studies at the Academy of Law in Bratislava. In 1838 he was assigned to Târgu-Mureş and in July 1839 he passed comprehensive examination of case law. In his initial enthusiasm, he joined the National Guard, but in November 1848, when General Gedeon took Târgu-Mureş, Károly Apor fled to Vienna and waited there the end of the revolution. At the end of 1849 he returned to Transylvania with Count Imre Mikó. Later he was appointed as president of the Supreme Court of Târgu-Mureş, a position he had until his death. He died on 31 October 1885 in Târgu-Mureş and was buried in the Tofălău vineyard according to his wish.This book shows that Apor was a bibliophile of value, but he was also a prominent landowner: he produced excellent wines, and he was also one of the first photographers in Transylvania.

  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-973-197-099-8
  • Page Count: 110
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Hungarian