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Zsuzsanna Kossuth
Hungarian freedom fighter

Zsuzsanna Kossuth

Zsuzsanna Kossuth
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Intro Hungarian freedom fighter
Was Fighter
From Hungary
Gender female
Birth 19 February 1817, Sátoraljaújhely
Death 29 June 1854, New York City (aged 37 years)
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Biography

Zsuzsanna Kossuth (1817-1854), was a Hungarian freedom fighter in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
She was the sister of Lajos Kossuth. In 1841, she married Rudolf Meszlényi. She and her spouse were both members of the National Protective Association. In April 1849, her brother appointed her chief nurse of all the military hospitals in Hungary. She was given the responsibility to organize the entire medical military system in Hungary. She also sent an appeal for women to volunteer as medical nurses, and organized the volunteering nurses. After the defeat, she was arrested by the Austrians. She was released, but harassed by the authorities. When she was arrested a second time in 1851, the Americans intervened, and managed to have her released on the condition that she never returned to Hungary. After this, she emigrated to the USA. She died in New York of a lung ailment on June 29, 1854.

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