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Jul 8, 2009 4:57 am

Bela Kiraly, 1912-2009

BelaKiraly, military leader of the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and subsequently a professor of history at Brooklyn College, died on Saturday in Budapest. After the failure of the Hungarian revolt, he came to the United States, earned a doctorate at Columbia, and taught in Brooklyn's history department from 1964 to 1982. Kiraly's books included Hungary in the Late Eighteenth Century: The Decline of Enlightened Despotism (1969) and Basic History of Modern Hungary (2001).

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