The Rákóczi March is the unofficial state anthem of Hungary.
Tradition states that this was the favorite march of Francois Rakoczi II but was then called Rakoczi Song, a lament of the misfortunes of the Magyars under the Hapsburgs, calling Rakoczi to save his people. This uprising was 1703-1711. The song was extremely popular in the 18th Century with over 20 versions.
It became refined by classical composers. Berlioz included it in "The Damnation of Faust" in 1846. .