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Nándor Fettich (1900–1971)

Nándor Fettich was a Hungarian archaeologist, goldsmith, musician, and, from 1941, the director of the Hungarian National Museum. He was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Born in Acsád, Hungary, on January 7, 1900, he received his doctorate from Pázmány Péter University in Budapest in 1921. He excavated in the Soviet Union beginning in 1929. Fettich was the editor of Archaeologia hungarica, a series of monographs on the Neolithic, the Copper Age, the Scythian Age, the Avar period, and the Conquest period in Hungary. He died in Budapest on May 17, 1971.


Gyula László, “Nándor Fettich (1900–1971),” Acta archaeologica academiae scientiarum hungaricae 24, no. 1 (1972): 299.