Hungarian Revolution of 1848 breaks out

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Historical Context Note

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848 was closely linked to other revolutions of 1848 in the Habsburg areas and soon grew into a fill-blown war for independence. Many of its leaders and participants, including Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi, Sándor Petőfi, József Bem, are among the most respected national figures in Hungarian history, and the anniversary of the revolution's outbreak is one of Hungary's three national holidays. One of the later results of the revolution was the creation of the dual monarchy of Austro-Hungary in the Ausgleich or Compromise of 1867, under which the Austrian Habsburgs agreed to share power with a separate Hungarian government.

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Editors. "Hungarian Revolution of 1848 breaks out". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 January 2008
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