Budai, Ferenc (Francis) (Pét, 1760 - Szovát, 1802) – Historian, older brother of Ézsaiás (Isaiah) Budai. He pursued his education at the Reformed College of Debrecen, and was Minister in the Reformed Church at Szovát (Magyarszovát, now Suatu, Romania) until his death. He was an intensely keen student of the scientific and literary life of his time with a great knowledge of the Hungarian language; he was among the first expositors and critics of Emmanuel Kant’s philosophy. Many 19th century writers, including János Arany used his historical encyclopedia as a source for their epic stories. – B: 0883, 1257, T: 7659.→Arany, János; Budai, Ézsaiás.