Mór Jókai

18 February 1825,  Komárom -  5 May 1904,  Budapest

The greatest romantic writer of the Hungarian literature. He was born in Komárno in 1825. He studied in Komárno where he attended the Reformed High school. He finished his studies as a lawyer but he dedicated his whole life to writing novels. The scene in lots of his novels take place in Komárno. His works were translated into more than 20 languages. His most important novels are: The Golden Man, Black Diamonds. Many of his novels have been screened. He died in Budapest in 1904. To his honour the amatour theatres have a kind of competition in the framework of Jókai Days every spring.