Jókai Mór

  • Born: (Komárom, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire)
  • Died: (Budapest, Austria-Hungary)

Móric Jókay de Ásva, outside Hungary also known as Maurus Jokai or Mauritius Jókai, was a Hungarian dramatist, novelist and revolutionary. He was active participant and a leading personality in the outbreak of Hungarian Liberal Revolution of 1848 in Pest. Jókai's romantic novels became very popular among the elite of Victorian era England, he was often compared to Dickens in the 19th century British press. One of his most famous fans and admirers was Queen Victoria herself.

The native form of his personal name is Jókai Mór.


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