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Hungary Past and Present

Snapshots: Zágon – Birthplace of Mikes Kelemen

Portrait of Mikes Kelemen in the Mikes manor house at Zágon.
Snapshots: Zágon – Birthplace of Mikes Kelemen

Located some 17 miles south of Kézdivásárhely, Zágon is famous not only as the birthplace of Olympic gymnastics champion Ekaterina Szabo –  Szabó Katalin – our interview with whom may be found elsewhere in this issue – but also as the birthplace of Mikes Kelemen. I was fortunate to be able to visit it with my friend Piroska Molnár Haywood, during a  three week stay in Transylvania in 2006. 


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Erika Papp Faber