Statue of Jedlik Ányos and Czuczor Gergely

Among the many things that fascinate me in a foreign country is the statues of great personalities put up in the squares. I thoroughly enjoy seeing, clicking and reading about these statues of such remote places in the world. They are the ones who have shaped up the future of their country, knowing them helps to know the country better.

At one end of the Szechenyi Square there are the statues of Stephen Ányos Jedlik and Gergely Czuczor. They are cousins. Both were professors at the school run by the Order of Saint Benedict. Gergely Czuczor born in 1800 was a Magyar poet. Stephen Ányos Jedlik was the inventor of the principle of dynamo self-excitation. He is well known for his contributions to the fields of science. But the invention of the dynamo is linked to Siemens’ name because Jedlik’s invention was not noticed by that time.

Did you know Hungary has excelled most in the field of Science and Technology? Ball point pen, Rubik’s cube are inventions from this part of the world.

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24 Responses

  1. Sylvia K says:

    Another wonderful and interesting post, Indrani! I always learn something when I visit your blog and that along with the beauty of your photos make it a great visit! Have a lovely evening!


  2. Burhan says:

    Thanks Indrani for sharing history og Hungary…I wish I can visit this country once ;O)

  3. ladyfi says:

    Such graceful figures! And thanks for the info…

  4. They are looking their best. Ball point pen, Rubik’s cube are inventions from this part of the world, well I wouldn't have though it.

  5. Genie says:

    What beautiful statues and your post is so interesting. I have learned so much about co many fascinating people from all around the world since I began blogging. This was so interesting. Reading Bob’s comment was so interesting, too. genie

  6. I didn't know these things. Thanks. Great post.

  7. Martha Z says:

    You make good use of your travels, expanding your knowledge and we are fortunate that you share that knowledge with the rest of us.

  8. very interesting, Indrani! sad to say, but i hadnt even heard of them before!

  9. Arija says:

    Indrani, I had a good giggle at you referring to any country in Europe as "in a remote part of the world". Australia, Siberia, S.America or even Africa could be called remote from the hub of white civilisation which, after all, comes from Europe.

    Nice statue though.

  10. I love to see people who have shaped our world honored in this way. And the artistic interpretations add so much beauty and historical content to the city squares. 🙂

  11. Reader Wil says:

    I didn't know that Stephen Ányos Jedlik was the inventor of the dynamo! Your post is interesting as ever. Thank you,Indrani! I wish you a great month of December.

  12. Carver says:

    It is interesting to see the statues in different places and who they honor. Great shot of this one.

  13. Gattina says:

    Again a very interesting post. Hungary is not so far from here, I should go there together with my friend whose father was Hungarian.

  14. arabesque says:

    you always have interesting post Indrani.
    you're right, statues and monuments alike are symbols of one's history.
    Hungary is one of my fave Eastern European's city, there's so much to see and be amaze at. ^0^

  15. George says:

    My late wife was Hungarian, so she made sure I knew about all the wonderful things Hungarians have contributed to the world. But I had not seen these sculptures before, so I thank you for continuing my answers.

  16. Leovi says:

    Beautiful sculptures.

  17. EG Wow says:

    No, I didn't know Hungary was well known for its science…or ball point pens…or Rubik's cube. Cool information!

  18. Love how these two statues create a dramatic moment together! Like the heartland of a story! And I too did not know of Hungary's fame for science, ball point pens or Rubik's cube either!

  19. ashok says:

    You r taking us thro a fascinating journey in history and architecture…thanks Ind.

  20. Francisca says:

    Handsome statues to commemorate past accomplishments.

  21. Excellent capture. Yes Hungary certainly had its share of creative inventors.

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