Ödön Beniczky

Politician

1878 – 1931

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Who was Ödön Beniczky?

Ödön Beniczky de Benice et Micsinye was a Hungarian legitimist politician, who served as Interior Minister between 1919 and 1920. He was a resolute adversary of Governor Miklós Horthy. He supported the king Charles IV in the king's attempts to retake the throne of Hungary. That is why Beniczky was arrested for a short time. He published his statement before the military public prosecutor's department in his newspaper about the White Terror. He was also arrested for two years. Beniczky's case was a huge scandal in Hungary, but the legitimists didn't use these happenings against the governor.

After the prison Beniczky failed as representative candidate. He committed suicide in 1931.

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Born
Feb 12, 1878
Zvolen
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Died
Jan 20, 1931
Budapest

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on July 23, 2013

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