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Traces of human inhabitation in the area of Lovasberény date back to the Stone Age. The first written mention (as Berény) is found in a document of King Stephen I of Hungary in 1009.
During the reign of Emperor Joseph II (1741–1790, Roman-German king 1764, emperor 1765, in Austria co-regent with his mother Maria Theresia 1765–1780, regent 1780–1790) Lovasberény was one of the nine towns in the Kingdom of Hungary besides Óbuda (now Budapest), Miskolcz (Miskolc), Sátoraljaújhely, Pozsony (now Bratislava, SK), Trencsén (now Trenčín, SK), Vágújhely (now Nové Mesto, SK), Nagykároly (now Carei, RO), and Nagyvárad (now Oradea, RO) where jews were allowed to open schools.
The Roman Catholic church was built in 1832–1834 in Classicist style by the architect József Hild.
The journalist, critic and author Moritz Gottlieb (Moses) SAPHIR (1795–1858)
was born in Lovasberény.