Algona in Kossuth County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Lajos (Louis) Kossuth
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical date for this entry is January 15, 1851.
Location. 43° 4.149′ N, 94° 14.324′ W. Marker is in Algona, Iowa, in Kossuth County. Marker can be reached from West State Street just east of North Hall Street, on the right when traveling west. Monument and marker are located in the courtyard directly in front of the Kossuth County Courthouse south entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 114 West State Street, Algona IA 50511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Livermore Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial
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1. Lajos Kossuth. Lajos Kossuth is perhaps the most esteemed leader in Hungarian history and one of the least respected in the neighboring countries of Europe. This was because he attempted to combine a liberal, reformist program with activist nationalism. His visit to the United States in 1851 and 1852 resembled a triumphant march, while orators, including the future president Abraham Lincoln, called him the Hungarian George Washington. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Lajos Kossuth (Wikipedia). Kossuth's powerful English and American speeches so impressed and touched the famous contemporary American orator Daniel Webster, that he wrote a book about Kossuth's life. He was widely honored during his lifetime, including in Great Britain and the United States, as a freedom fighter and bellwether of democracy in Europe. Kossuth's bronze bust can be found in the United States Capitol. (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. March 15 is Hungarian National Day commemorating the 1848 War of Independence. Kossuth envisioned a federation in the Kingdom of Hungary in which all nationalities participated in a vibrant democratic system based on fundamental democratic principles such as equality and parliamentary (Submitted on December 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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