Gyula Dávid (Árapatak, 1928), literary historian. Was Chairman, now Honorary Chairman of the Hungarian Cultural Society of Transylvania, and one of the co-founders of Polis Publishing House. He was arrested in 1957 and sentenced to seven-year-imprisonment for sympathizing with the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. He was released from prison in 1964 and worked as a manual worker until his rehabilitation in 1969. He wrote monographs on major 19th century Hungarian writers (Mór Jókai, Sándor Petőfi, and Lajos Tolnai), and published several books of essays: Meetings (1976), Hungarian Literature – World Literature (2003), Writers, Works, Workshops in Transylvania (2005). He is the editor of the oeuvre of Miklós Bánffy and Sándor Reményik.