HUNGARY. PEST. Share of 100 Florins, unissued. black. #500. Count Istvan Szechenyi was the first to imagine a national Theatre on the banks of the Danube, and designed plans for a lavish building. In 1836 the Hungarian Parliament ordered the construction of a grand national Hungarian theatre, on a piece of landin the city of Pest, and it was built 1835-37. It was the first major theatre to present work in the Hungarian language (Hungary being part of the Austrian Empire). The theatre opened in 1837 and remained a major cultural factor in Budapest until it was demolished in 1913. There is today a new National Theatre, which opened in 2002. Share signed by Földvary Gabor, prefect of Pest 1832-36, and president of the theatre and of this company, which operated the theatre. Arms of Hungary and Pest, in a delicate and border of flowers and leaves. An important early and historical significant share in Hungarian history.
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