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Engel, Pal 1938–2001

PERSONAL: Born February 27, 1938, in Budapest, Hungary; died of cancer, August 21, 2001; son of Károly (a painter and artist) and Piroska (Borvendec) Engel; married Zsofia Sallai, 1969; children: Krisztina, Tamás, Peter (deceased). Education: Eōtvōs Loránt Academy of Sciences, B.A., 1961, M.B.A., 1991, Ph.D., 1994.

CAREER: Hungarian Academy, librarian, 1962–67; Hungarian Postal Services, librarian, 1968–91; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, head of medieval department of Institute of History, chief librarian, and director of library, 1996–98, associate member of academy, 1995–2001, permanent member, 2001.

WRITINGS:

The Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526, I.B. Tauris (London, England), 2001.

Map of Hungary in the Late Middle Ages (CD-ROM), Terinfo (Budapest, Hungary), 2001.

Author of more than ten books on medieval Hungarian history, published in Hungarian, 1968–2001.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

English Historical Review, February, 2004, Janos M. Bak, review of The Realm of St. Stephen: A History of Medieval Hungary, 895–1526, p. 127. [Date of death provided by cousin, Marta Grantstrom.]

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