Veigelsberg, Leo

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VEIGELSBERG, LEO (1846–1907), Hungarian journalist. Born in Nagyboldogasszony, Veigelsberg studied medicine in Vienna, became a teacher in Hungary and contributed essays to the Prague newspaper, Politik. Later he joined the Neuer Freier Lloyd, then the Neues Pester Journal, and from 1872 was editor (later editor in chief) of the Pester Lloyd, the semiofficial newspaper of the Hungarian government. Veigelsberg's witty and well-informed articles became popular in the new Hungarian press of which he, and other Jewish journalists, were the founders. He died by his own hand.