Bölöni Farkas, Sándor (Alexander) (Bölön, now Belin Romania, 14 December 1795 - Kolozsvár, now Cluj-Napoca, Romania 3 February 1842) – Economics and political writer. In 1817 he worked as honorary notary at the Transylvanian Chancery. In 1830 he traveled in Western Europe; then in 1831, in North America. In his book Travel in North America(Utazás Észak-Amerikában) (1834) he described his experiences, winning thereby the Grand Prix of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1834). In 1833 he established the Kolozsvár Club, and in 1836 the weekly Sunday Newspaper (Vasárnapi Újság). He organized reading circles for women and youth, and a Fencing School as well. He was elected secretary of the National Theater (Nemzeti Színház), Kolozsvár. Among his writings are M.B.F.S. Memories (M.B.F.S. emlékiratai) (1870); Western European Travel (Nyugat-európai utazás) (edited by E. Jancsó, 1943), and At the Dawn of the New Transylvania (Az új Erdély hajnalán) (edited by E. Jancsó, 1944). He was member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1834). – B: 0883, 1257, T: 7103.→Jancsó, Elemér.