The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) has been the focal point of Hungarian science and scholarship ever since its foundation in 1825. Its initial formation is marked by one of the most generous gestures of Hungarian history. Count István Széchenyi offered one year’s income of his estates for the purpose of establishing a Learned Society, and his example of generosity was followed by other delegates to the National Assembly. Through their effort the Hungarian Academy of Sciences owes its foundation to public will rather than the will of a monarch or a government decision, and it may as well be the only Academy in the world built up from public donations.
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