Thursday, March 10, 2011

On a Pedestal

On a pedestal just by the Hotel Intercontinental stands this statue of Baron Eötvös Jozsef (in Hungarian the first name is the last name and the surname the first). He was a Hungarian writer and statesman who lived 1813 - 1871. He was twice the Minister of Education and once the Minister of Religion. His greatest achievements was the National School Act and the emancipation of the Jews.