Hugó, Károly

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HUGÓ, KÁROLY (Philip Bernstein ; 1806–1877), playwright. A physician turned writer and a convert to Christianity, Hugó was active during the 1830 Polish revolt and in Paris during the 1848 revolution. He is remembered for his German Psalmen eines armen Poeten (1845) and for his outstanding social drama, Bankár és báró ("Banker and Baron," 1847).