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The town's main square

The Memorial Tablet of Szepsi Csombor Márton

Placed in the park in front of the Town Office. Szepsi Csombor Márton is the author of Europica Varietas - the first travelogue written in Hungarian language. In this work he describes his journey around Europe in years 1616-1619. He visited Poland, Denmark, Holland, England, France, Germany and Bohemia. The book was issued in 1620 in Košice when Csombor became a Vice Chancellor of the school in Košice. The City Administrator of Košice employed him on the references from Peter Alvinczi.

Later Csombor worked in Vranov nad Topľov by Nyáriová family. There he wrote the work that is considered as the first work written in Hungarian language. It is called Dvorná schóla (the Conduct of the Court) - an ethical and pedagogic work He became a member of an academy in Strassburg. He died young as a victim of the plague epidemics. The place of his grave is unknown.

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