Paulina Pfiffner (1825-1853), was a Hungarian freedom fighter in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848.
She was the daughter of an Italian immigrant. In 1840, she ran away from home to become an actor in Budapest. In 1848, she enlisted in the Hungarian forces dressed as a man under the name Ligeti Kalman. She was promoted to officer after having distinguished herself by her bravery during the Battle of Piski.
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