General Lamberg

March 1848

1848-49 Revolution and the Institution of the Dual Monarchy Prelude to Revolution (1825-1847) The meeting of the Diety in 1825-1827 marked the start of an era of reform in Hungary, with Count Istvan Szecsenyi playing an active role in modernizing the country. Hungarian was declared the official language. The third Diety in 1839 released political prisoners and granted non-nobles land ownership and administrative positions. Notable during this period was Lajos Kossuth, who was arrested by conservatives for standing for the …

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