Born: March 2, 1817
Died: October 22, 1882
Occupation: Journalist, writer, poet, translator, teacher
Biography: János Arany, was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He is often said to be the Shakespeare of ballads he wrote more than 40 ballads which have been translated into over 50 languages, as well as the Toldi trilogy, to mention his most famous works.