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István Széchenyi
Gróf Széchenyi István.jpg
Minister of Public Works and Transport
In office
23 March 1848 – 4 September 1848
Preceded by office created
Succeeded by László Csány
Personal details
Born (1791-09-21)21 September 1791
Vienna, Archduchy of Austria
Died 8 April 1860(1860-04-08) (aged 68)
Oberdöbling, Austrian Empire
Spouse(s) Crescence Seilern
Children Béla
Parents Ferenc Széchényi
Julianna Festetics
Profession politician

Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék (Széchenyi István, sárvár-felsővidéki gróf Széchenyi István archaically English: Stephen Széchenyi; 21 September 1791 – 8 April 1860) was a Hungarian politician, political theorist, and writer. Widely considered one of the greatest statesmen in his nation's history, within Hungary he is still known to many as "the Greatest Hungarian".

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