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Ferenc Münnich
Ferenc Münnich
(Hungarian: [ˈfɛrɛnt͡s ˈmynnih]; 18 November 1886 – 29 November 1967) was a Hungarian Communist politician who served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary
Hungary
from 1958 to 1961. He served in the Austro-Hungarian Army
Austro-Hungarian Army
in World War I, and fought in the Eastern front. He was captured in 1915, then deported to a lager in Tomsk, Siberia. In 1918, he was freed and returned to Hungary. He participated in the government of the 1919 Hungarian Soviet Republic. He fought in the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
and was commissar of Rakosi Battalion of XIII International Brigade.[1] He joined the Hungarian Communist Party
Hungarian Communist Party
in October 1945. After World War II, he returned from exile and became a chief police superintendent of Budapest. In 1956 Hungarian Revolution, first he was officially part of the Imre Nagy
Imre Nagy
government, serving as interior minister from 27 to 31 October, then fled to Soviet Union. He returned with János Kádár
János Kádár
on 4 November 1956, serving as interior minister and defence minister in the "Revolutionary Worker-Peasant Government," holding these positions until 1 March 1957. A couple of months later, he organized the Worker's Militia. In 1965 and 1967, he was decorated with the Lenin award
Lenin award
of the Soviet Union. References[edit]

^ Hugh Thomas, The Spanish Civil War, 4th Rev. Ed. 2001, p 927

Political offices

Preceded by László Piros Minister of the Interior 1956 Succeeded by Béla Biszku

Preceded by Pál Maléter Minister of Defence 1956–1957 Succeeded by Géza Révész

Preceded by János Kádár Prime Minister of Hungary 1958–1961 Succeeded by János Kádár

v t e

Prime Ministers of Hungary

List by length of term graphical records

Revolution of 1848

Batthyány (Récsey) Kossuth Szemere

Kingdom (1867–1918)

Andrássy Lónyay Szlávy Bittó Wenckheim K. Tisza Szapáry Wekerle Bánffy Széll Khuen-Héderváry I. Tisza Fejérváry Wekerle Khuen-Héderváry Lukács I. Tisza Esterházy Wekerle Hadik

First Republic

M. Károlyi Berinkey

Soviet Republic

Garbai Peidl

opposed by G. Károlyi Pattantyús-Ábrahám

Republic (1919–20)

Friedrich Huszár

Kingdom (1920–1946)

Simonyi-Semadam Teleki Bethlen G. Károlyi Gömbös Darányi Imrédy Teleki Keresztes-Fischer Bárdossy Keresztes-Fischer Kállay Sztójay Lakatos Szálasi Miklós Tildy

Second Republic

Rákosi F. Nagy Rákosi Dinnyés Dobi

People's Republic

Dobi Rákosi I. Nagy Hegedüs I. Nagy Kádár Münnich Kádár Kállai Fock Lázár Grósz Németh

Third Republic

Németh Antall Boross Horn Orbán Medgyessy Gyurcsány Bajnai Orbán

Italics indicates interim holder.

v t e

Ministers of the Interior of Hungary
Hungary
since 1848

Revolution of 1848

Szemere

Kingdom of Hungary

Wenckheim Rajner V. Tóth Szapáry K. Tisza Orczy Baross Teleki Szapáry Hieronymi Perczel K. Széll Khuen-Héderváry I. Tisza Kristóffy Andrássy Khuen-Héderváry Lukács Sándor Ugron J. Tóth Wekerle

Transition period

Batthyány V. Nagy Landler and Vágó Peyer Samassa Perényi Friedrich Beniczky

Regency

Simonyi-Semadam Dömötör Ferdinandy Tomcsányi Ráday Klebelsberg Rakovszky Scitovszky Keresztes-Fischer Kozma Darányi J. Széll Keresztes-Fischer Jaross Bonczos Schell

Transition period

Vajna Erdei I. Nagy Rajk Kádár

Communist Hungary

Zöld Házi Györe Gerő Piros Münnich Biszku Pap Benkei I. Horváth Kamara I. Horváth Gál

Hungary

B. Horváth Boross Kónya Kuncze Pintér Lamperth Bajnai Gyenesei Varga Pintér

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Ministers of Defence of Hungary
Hungary
since 1848

Revolution of 1848

Batthyány Mészáros Görgei Aulich

Kingdom of Hungary

Andrássy Lónyay Szlávy Szende Ráday Orczy Fejérváry Kolossváry Nyiri Bihar Pap Wekerle Jekelfalussy Hazai Szurmay

Transition period

Linder A. Bartha Festetics Böhm Haubrich Böhm (opposed by Z. Szabó Horthy Belitska) Schnetzer Friedrich

Regency

Soós Sréter Belitska Csáky Gömbös Kozma Somkuthy Rőder Rátz K. Bartha V. Nagy Csatay

Transition period

Beregfy Vörös Tombor F. Nagy A. Bartha Dinnyés Veres

Communist Hungary

Farkas Bata Janza Maléter Münnich Révész Czinege Oláh Kárpáti

Republic of Hungary

Für Keleti J. Szabó Juhász Szekeres Hende Simicskó

Authority control

WorldCat Identities VIAF: 71454273 LCCN: n97017595 ISNI: 0000 0000 8151 1048 GND: 137490119 BNF: cb122900657 (data) BIBSYS: 98001634

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