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Michal Miloslav Hodža
*22nd September 1811, Rakša, Slovakia
†26th March 1870, Tešín, Poland


M. M. Hodža was an evangelical pastor, poet, linguist and politician. His mum was Mária native Hrianková. His dad was Ján Hodža. Ján Hodža was a farmer and miller. M. M. Hod
ža’s brother was Ondrej Hodža. M. M. Hodža was the uncle of Ján Miloslav Hodža and Milan Hodža. Milan Hodža was a lawyer, journalist and politician.
He was born on 22nd September 1811 in Rakša. He was studying in Rakša and Mošovce. He went to high school in Banská Bystrica and Rožňava. M. M. Hodža continued studying theology at Evangelical College in Prešov from 1829 to 1832. He was studying theology at the Evangelical lyceum in Bratislava from 1832 to 1834.
He was ordained a priest in 1837. He met Ľudovít Štúr and Jozef Miloslav Hurban in Hlboké in the summer of 1843. They were consulting of literary Slovak. From 26th august to 28th august 1844 they founded the cultural and educational association Tatrín in Liptovský Mikuláš. M. M. Hodža became its first president.
M. M. Hodža, Ľudovít Štúr and Jozef Miloslav Hurban approved 14 points of “Žiadosti slovenského národa”.
M. M. Hodža died 26th march 1870 in Tešín. His remains were taken to Liptovský Mikuláš. He is burried in cemetery Vrbický cintorín. Some places in Liptovský Mikuláš are named after M. M. Hodža - the town's grammar school and the street.