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1760, Aug 281835, Apr 2
an ethnic Slovene Lutheran priest, dean of Zala and Somogy, and writer. He lived and worked in the Kingdom of Hungary. Born in the Slovene Circumscription (Prekmurje) in the village of Lon?arovci (then officially Ger?háza), he received his schooling in ?rség and Nemescsó and higher education in Sopron. He was successively cantor and teacher among the Somogy Slovenes in Kissomlyó and from 1784, in Porrogszentkirály, then from 1805 dean of the county. Ballér strongly opposed the official replacement of the Prekmurian language by Hungarian in the 1830s. He wrote several hymns in the Prekmurian dialect of Slovene.
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