Bálint Hunor

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This article follows Eastern-order naming conventions. Here, Hunor is the first-name and Bálint is the surname. In Western-order naming systems and modern naming systems, this name is written as Hunor Bálint.

Bálint Hunor, or Hain Harib Bey, or Sir Hank Baldwin Horabe MBE (1805-) was the 13th and the last Sadr-ı Beylik of Uzakarazi. His Turkish epithet Hain, refers to his famous betrayal and switching of sides.

Hunor served as the chief vizier of Uzakarazi under Bey Bilal I, but was secretly betraying him, throughout his office. While, revealing his true colours during Annexation of Uzakarazi, by siding with the British. Nathaniel Styles promised Hunor, the Kingdom of Gezir, which was unattainable to him otherwise due to his lowbirth. Hunor remains a controversial figure in Parker history and became a symbol of intimate betrayal or treachery among Parkers.

Early Life[edit]

Hunor was of unknown parentage, yet took the surname from the first-name of the man who sent him to the orphanage (Osmanlıca: Darulhayr-i Vekfi; Gezirite Hungarian: Darölháír). Hunor was an avid hunter in his teenage, often returning with birds of prey. The entire Darulhayr feasted on his hunt. The director of the Darulhayr recommended him to the Bey's court as a falconer, which was his first paid service.

Career[edit]

Küçükçakırcı (Lesser Falconer)[edit]

In 1825, Hunor was appointed official falconer and accompanied the court during the hunts. His position was quite intimate with the court, and was well liked by everyone for his innocent nature. He became quickly a friend of the Bey Bilal I who acceded to the post in 1830.

Küçükhazinebaşı (Lesser Chief Treasurer)[edit]

From 1832, he was appointed chief treasurer and responsible for the wealth collected in taxes and other revenues. It is believed that his extreme honesty, improved his position in the Bey's eyes.

Küçükçavuşbaşı (Lesser Chief Messenger/Assistant Sadr-ı Beylik)[edit]

In 1833, Hunor was appointed as an assistant to the then Sadr-ı Beylik Ekmel Bey. The duo was quite efficient and granted Hunor experience of running the realm.

Sadr-ı Beylik[edit]

Betrayal[edit]

1834-1860[edit]

The era of his betrayal actually started after his marriage. The Wrench family was related to Alfred McQuinn, an aide to Nathaniel Styles. McQuinn invited Hunor to Malta, where Hunor was gives forged documents that "proved" him to be a descendant of King Farkas I and the righteous heir to the Kingdom of Gezir. McQuinn "crowned" and proclaimed him King Hunor I, a method to sway him to the English side. However, later the document was proved a forgery and his claims baseless. However, till his death Hunor believed himself to be a Prince.

Styles continued the narrative that McQuinn set and fooled Hunor further. Styles presented him regal robes and "swore fealty". Styles told Hunor that he needed to gain soldiers and sympathizers in Uzakarazi. Styles further told Hunor, That he was his slave and hence ever ready to safeguard his master's right to the Kingdom.

War Period[edit]

Aftermath[edit]

Life in London[edit]

File:Bálint Hunor in London.jpg
Sir Hank Baldwin Horabe in London.

Despite viewing Styles's promises as fake, Hunor accepted the British proposal for permanent residence in London. He was allotted an entire building on 22-A Leadenhall Street, Cornhill, London.

He was knighted Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1863 for his efforts in "liberation" of Cazoshirean race from the Turkic "yoke".

Personal Life[edit]

Hunor knew no family and had very few friends. Sensing the loneliness, the Bey Bilal I wrote a letter to an acquaintance in London to find a religious bride for "a friend". The acquaintance in London replied of a "young lady" from the Wrench family. The lady's brother was on his way to become a priest (Rev Thomas William Wrench). Satisfied, a marriage was arranged in proxy between Hunor and Sarah. Sarah would arrive in Uzakarazi by the year 1831.

The couple would have four sons:

  • Bálint Dömötör (later, Demetrius Horabe) (1833-1892)
  • Bálint Janós (later, John Horabe) (1836-1896)
  • Bálint Vilmós (later, William Horabe) (1840-1921)
  • Bálint Henrik (later, Harry Horabe) (1850-1942)

Death[edit]

When the Sir and Lady Horabe were driving on a coach to meet Rev Thomas Wrench, an accident led to their deaths. Both Sarah and Hank Horabe were buried in St Michael Cornhill Churchyard.

Descendants[edit]

Descendants of Bálint Hunor
Sir
Hank
Baldwin
Horabe
1st Gen. 2nd Gen. 3rd Gen. 4th Gen. 5th Gen.
Demetrius
Horabe
John
Horabe
William
Horabe
Charles
Horabe
Edward
Horabe
Hannah
Horabe
Willem
van
Zahring
Harry
Horabe