Kossuth Prize

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Kossuth-Dijat. Fodor Gabor, 1950
Chemist Gabor Bela Fodor, 1950

The Kossuth Prize (Hungarian: Kossuth-díj) is a state-sponsored award in Hungary, named after the Hungarian politician and revolutionary Lajos Kossuth. The Prize was established in 1948 (on occasion of the centenary of the March 15th revolution, the day on which it is still handed over every year) by the Hungarian National Assembly, to acknowledge outstanding personal and group achievements in the fields of science, culture and the arts, as well as in the building of Socialism in general.

In 1950s the award was given to Gabor Bela Fodor for his contributions in the field of Chemistry as the prize was given to selected scientists. Since 1963, the domain was restricted to culture and the arts. Today, it is regarded as the most prestigious cultural award in Hungary, and is awarded by the President.

Note: This is not a complete listing.[1]



  1. ^ "Kossuth-díjasok ("List of recipients of the Kossuth Prize")" (in Hungarian). chello.hu. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  2. ^ Kántor-Varga, T. (2010), "Fejes Tóth László", in Horváth, János (ed.), A Panorama of Hungarian Mathematics in the Twentieth Century, I, New York: Springer, pp. 573–574, ISBN 9783540307211
  3. ^ "Kovács Ákos is Kossuth-díjas!". Civishir. 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
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