Mihaly Horvath, a Hungarian historian, born at Szentes, Oct. 20, 1809. He was ordained as priest in 1830, and became in 1844 professor of the Hungarian language and literature in the Theresianum at Vienna. In 1848, during the Hungarian revolution, he was made bishop of Csanad, and ex officio a member of the upper house in the diet; and in 1849 he was minister of public worship and education. The Hungarian uprising having been overthrown, he took refuge first in France, and afterward in Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, where for several years he prosecuted his studies in Hungarian history. In the mean while the Austrian government sentenced him to death in his absence. In 1866 he was permitted to return to his native country, and in 1869 he was unanimously elected member of the diet for Szegedin. His works on Hungarian history, in Hungarian, include "Hungarian History" (4 vols., Papa, 1842-'6; abridged in 1 vol., Pesth, 1847; enlarged in 6 vols., 1859-'63; German translation, 2d ed., 1861); "Twenty-five Years of Hungarian History" (2 vols., Geneva, 1863; German translation, Leipsic, 1866); "History of the War of Independence in Hungary" (3 vols., Geneva, 1865); and "Reply to the Letters of Kossuth," a pamphlet setting forth the great importance for Hungary of the compromise with Austria in 1867. He has also published a collection of Hungarian historical documents in 4 vols.