Hungarian Dramatist and Artist. He began writing poems and songs while in the army from 1804 to 1811. He saw active service in the Napoleonic Wars in Italy, Serbia and Bavaria. He studied art, travelling to Vienna, Austria in 1812 and Italy in 1815, but had no luck with either writing or painting until April and June 1819, when his tragedies "A tatárok Magyarországon" ("The Tatars in Hungary") and "Ilka, vagy Nándorfehérvár bevétele" ("Ilka, or the Capture of Belgrade") were a great success. He followed them up immediately with other dramas he had written: "Stibor vajda" ("The Voivode Stiber") and "A kérők" ("The Suitors"), in September, and "A pártütők" ("The Insurgents") in November; and the next year wrote three more. His plays were translated into German, and performed in Vienna. In 1822 he founded the periodical "Aurora", for which he was awarded the Marczibányi Prize in 1826, the same year that his father reinstated him in his will. He fell in love with a woman named Nina Löffler, but because she was Jewish he could not marry her. He wrote prolifically for "Aurora" until his death from tuberculosis at the age of 52. In 1836 the Kisfaludy Society was created in his honor. He was a brother of the Hungarian poet Sandor Kisfaludy.