Master of Arts, Eötvös Loránd University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Eötvös Loránd University, 1973. Candidate, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1981.
Doctor of Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1995.
High School teacher, Miskolc, Hungary, 1957-1966. Museologist Dèri Museum, Debrecen, Hungary, 1966-1972. Researcher Literary Institute, Budapest, Hungary, 1972-1990.
Professor Eötvös Loránd University, 1990-1995, University Miskolc, since 1995.
Married Viktória Jakab, February 16, 1959. 3 children.