János Arany (1817-1882) was a Hungarian journalist, writer, poet, and translator. He is often said to be the “Shakespeare of ballads” – he wrote more than 102 ballads been translated into over 50 languages, as well as the Toldi trilogy. Toldi is an epic poem trilogy about the life of Miklós Toldi. The trilogy’s constituting parts are: Toldi, Toldi szerelme (Toldi’s love) and Toldi estéje (Toldi’s night). It was inspired by the legendary hero called Miklós Toldi of Hungarian folklore.