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Antal Radó

RADÓ, ANTAL (1862–1944), Hungarian journalist and translator. Born in Mór, Radó wrote for newspapers during his student days and in 1885 became a parliamentary stenographer. He eventually became director of the stenographic bureau. Known mainly as a translator of classics of Western literature, he wrote many books: A magyar müforditás története, 1772–1831 ("History of Hungarian Literary Translation," 1883), Az olasz irodalom történte ("History of Italian Literature," 1896), and a biography of Dante (1907). When Germany occupied Hungary, Radó committed suicide.

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