Lajos Dóczi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Lajos Dóczi

Hungarian author

Date of Birth: 27-Nov-1845

Place of Birth: Sopron, Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary

Date of Death: 29-Aug-1919

Profession: writer, poet, translator, author, journalist, librettist, linguist

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Lajos Dóczi

  • Baron Lajos Dóczi, aka Dóczy (Hungarian: Dóczi Lajos, báró, German: Ludwig (Louis) Dóczy (born "Dux"), November 29 (November 30), 1845, Sopron (Oedenburg) - August 28, 1918, Budapest) was a Jewish (later Christian) Hungarian poet, journalist.
  • His father, Adolf Dux, was a wine trader, and is not to be confused with the writer of the same name, Adolf Dux. After finishing his preliminary education he studied law in Vienna, joining at the same time the staff of Die Presse.
  • His political articles, which advocated the "Ausgleich" (agreement) with Austria, were very favorably received, and on the recommendation of Balthasar Horváth, then Minister of Justice, he was appointed (1868) clerk in the office of the prime minister. When Count Julius Andrássy became minister of foreign affairs (1872) Dóczy accompanied him to Vienna, and was soon appointed "Sectionsrath", and later "Hofrath", at the Foreign Office.
  • In 1899 he was elevated to the rank of baron, and in 1902 retired from public life.
  • He resided in Deutschkreutz and Budapest. Dóczy's reputation rests not on the services he rendered to the state, but on his achievements as a dramatic writer and as a translator.
  • Csók (The Kiss), his best-known comedy, which is played in German as well as in Hungarian theaters, gained the prize of the Hungarian Academy in 1871; the German translation was made by the author himself.Among his other plays are: Utolsó Szerelem (Last Love), 1879 Széchy Mária, 1886 Vegyes: Párok (Mixed Marriages), 1889 Vera Grófno, 1891 Ellinor Királyleány, tragedy, 1897Besides these he translated Schauffert's comedy Schach dem König, 1873, and wrote the libretto to Karl Goldmark's Merlin and to Johann Strauss II.'s Ritter Pázmán.His Hungarian translation of Goethe's Faust and his German adaptation of Imre Madách's Az ember tragédiája (German: Die Tragödie des Menschen) were well received.
  • His collected poems and novels appeared in 1890.
  • His last work was a Hungarian translation of Schiller's poems (1902).

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