• Fiala, Jakab
  • Known name forms: Fiala, Josef Fiala, Jakob Fiala, Jacobus Jacobus a Sancte Felice
  • Jakob Fiala (1696-1733) came from Prievidza (today West Slovakia). He entered the Piarist order in 1714. Since the age of 20 he was a teacher of grammar, rhetoric and poetics in various schools of Hungary, changing places frequently. He spent twice a year in Szeged, where he wrote the short epic Szegedinis, which is the only work we presently know of him. His collected Latin poems were not published because of his patron’s death. He composed several school dramas on historical subjects, wrote poetic letters in the style of Ovid, and also Cabalistic poems.