B bábi, Tibor

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Börzsöny Range – Situated between the Danube and the Ipoly (Ipel) Rivers, it is the westernmost member of the Northeastern Hungarian Central Mountains. Its height is 500-800 m, and its highest point is Csóványos (939 m). The central core of the range is called High Börzsöny, an extinct Tertiary volcano. The strato-volcanoes of this range consist entirely of andesites and their tuffs (propylites or “greenstones”), quarried in several places (Sághegy, Márianosztra, etc.). In the Middle Ages there were rich gold and silver mines here, as e.g. in the Perecseny and Szokolya areas. Thick loess deposits were formed around the periphery of the range. The slopes and tops are covered with dense forests. It is a favorite mountainous area for tourists. – B: 1068, 7456, T: 7456.

Bosnyák, Zoltán (felsőpataki) (Somogytúr, 10 October 1861 - Budapest, 19 December 1948) – Writer, playwright. He did his higher studies at the University of Budapest, where he read Law and obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science in 1883. In the same year he was appointed to the Ministry of Home Affairs, where he became the Head of the Department of Child Protection; thereafter he was a counselor and worked as Undersecretary until his retirement in 1918. In 1903 Prime Minister Kálmán Széll commissioned him to write a guideline on the protection of abandoned children. He was first in Europe to outline the rights and responsibilities of the State instead of charitable organizations. He suggested entrusting abandoned children to the care of selected and responsible families. He published his legal system in Le droit de l’enfant abandonné (The Law of Abandoned Children) (Paris, 1909). His other works include Le droit de l’enfant abandonné et le system Hongrois de protection de l’enfance (The Law of Abandone Children and the Hungarian Legal System for the Protection of Children), edited and partly written (1910); Minimum Landed Property as Agrarian Reform in Hungary (A birtokminimum mint agrárreform Magyarországon) (1885), and Reform of the Administration of Guardianship (A gyámügyi közigazgatás reformja) (1891). Later in his life he became a successful playwright. Among his plays are: Sursum Corda, Mirette, Mary, Cleansing Fire (Tiszitótűz) and Judge of Honor (Becsületbíró), which were staged by the National Theater (Nemzeti Színház), Budapest. Some of his plays remained in manuscript form. He wrote the biography of his wife Erzsi Sándor. Imre (Emeric) Balassa used the manuscript in his published work on the renowned coloratura soprano. – B: 1068, 1627, T: 7103.→Sándor, Erzsi; Balassa, Imre; Széll, Kálmán.

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