|Born||21 October 1750|
|Died||7 March 1811 (aged 60)|
Juraj Fándly (21 October 1750 – 7 March 1811) was a Slovak writer, Catholic priest and entomologist (bee-keeper) in the Kingdom of Hungary.
He was born in ?astá (Cseszte), Kingdom of Hungary into a craftsman-farmer's family. His father died soon after his birth, and mother moved to the neighbouring village of Do?any (Ompitál), where he also visited elementary school. He later studied at a Piarist gymnasium in Svätý Jur (Szentgyörgy), later studied theology in Buda (today part of Budapest) and Trnava (Nagyszombat). Due to his weak health he wasn't accepted into any religious order. In 1776 he was ordained and started working as a chaplain in Sere? (Szered) (1776), for a short time in Luká?ovce (Lakács) (1780), finally working as a priest in Nahá? (Nahács) in the present-day Trnava District, from 1780 to 1807. In the meantime he also worked as a secretary in the Slovenské u?ené tovari?stvo (Slovak Educated Brotherhood) (1792). Later, he retired to his home back in Do?any, where he lived until his death in 1811, and composed poetry.
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