L’Ungheria nelle memorie di primo Ottocento del conte modenese Luigi Forni
The essay analyses Count Luigi Forni’s experiences in the Kingdom of Hungary, based on his work Alcune notizie sull’Ungheria. His experiences as a young military officer in several Hungarian garrisons forged in Count Forni a lifelong bond with Hungary. After a comprehensive description of the chorography, which is also in print, the essay discusses Count Forni’s manuscript legacy, including manuscript notes of the rapidly developing capital, Budapest, written during a later visit to the military and the publication of the chorography. Count Forni’s relationship with Hungary concludes with opinion pieces written after the defeat of the 1848–1849 War of Independence.