Statue of Csokonai Vitéz Mihály - Hungarian poet


The monarch Franz defined Komárno as the camping-centre of the aristocratic anti-napoleon uprising. In the the spring of the year 1797 the poet MIhály Csokonai Vitéz also arrived to the town. He wrote an encouraging poem for the soldiers which was recited by Julianna Vajda on the ceremony of flag-sanctification on 26. 04. 1797. The poet fell in love with her but she was not attracted by the 21 year-old young man. He was not a rich man and he was always looking for a job.

The town Komárno was a rich business centre that time and the poor poet was no good candidate for a husband. With the support of her parents, in the year 1798 Julianna married Stephen Lévai, a rich merchant.

The researches confirmed, that Csokonai and Lilla (as he called her) had been in contact also after her wedding. The poet visited the local parsonages those years and gladly spent time near by his love, who already lived in the village Dunaalmás, Hungary.

He sent her his poems printed in the year 1800, then visited her in the year 1802 and Lilla got a ring from the heritageof Csokonai´s father.