Sunday, September 20, 2009


Hungary 500 Forint Commerative 2006 UNC
Front: Ferenc Rakoczi
Back: Orszaghaz - Hungarian
Parliament in Budapest, Hungarian flag, 50th Anniversary
of anti-soviet uprisal in Hungary

Who is Francis II Rakoczi? Leader of the Hungarian against the Habsburgs in 1703-11, prince of the Estates Confederated for Liberty of the Kingdom of Hungary, Prince of Transylvania and member of the Order of the Golden Fleece. For today he is consider as a hero in the Hungary.

He born on 27 march 1735 in Borsi, Royal Hungary to Francis I Rákóczi and Zrínyi Ilona. Francis II Rákóczi is a third child in the family. His brother George died before he Francis was born, sister Julianna was four years older to Francis. Francis father died when Francis II was four months baby. Read more

Rákóczi’s portrait can be found on Hungarian banknotes. Before it had been withdrawn from circulation, it was on the 50-forint note. Since then it has been transferred to the 500-forint note.

One of the Europe's oldest and notable landmark and also largest building Hungary and second largest Parliament in Europe.

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