Görgey, Arthur (görˈgĕĭ) [key], 1818–1916, Hungarian revolutionary general. He fought the Austrians in 1848–49 as a commander of the Hungarian republican army and distinguished himself as a strategist. He captured Buda (May, 1849), but when Russia sent aid to the Austrians, Görgey decided to surrender to the Russians rather than continue a lost cause. He forced Louis Kossuth, with whom he had often differed, to resign. Görgey was interned in Austria until 1867.
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