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János Zichy

János Zichy
Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary
In office
1 March 1910 – 26 February 1913
Preceded by Ferenc Székely
Succeeded by Béla Jankovich
In office
8 May 1918 – 31 October 1918
Preceded by Albert Apponyi
Succeeded by Márton Lovászy
Personal details
Born (1868-05-30)30 May 1868
Nagyláng, Austria-Hungary
Died 6 January 1944(1944-01-06) (aged 75)
Nagyláng, Kingdom of Hungary
Political party Catholic People's Party, Constitution Party, Party of National Work, Catholic Economical and Social Party
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is zichi és vásonkeői gróf Zichy János. This article uses the Western name order.

Count János Zichy de Zich et Vásonkeő (30 May 1868 – 6 January 1944) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Religion and Education between 1910–1913 and in 1918. He was member of the House of Magnates from 1894. He was the chairman of the Catholic People's Party for many years, but he resigned in 1903. He joined to the Constitution Party in 1906. When the party collapsed, he became member of the Party of National Work.

During the Hungarian Soviet Republic he participated in the movements against the communists. In 1922 he was elected to the Diet of Hungary. Zichy was a legitimist politician, he founded the legitimist Catholic Economical and Social Party (KGSZP). He was member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


  • Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
Political offices
Preceded by
Ferenc Székely
Minister of Religion and Education
Succeeded by
Béla Jankovich
Preceded by
Albert Apponyi
Minister of Religion and Education
Succeeded by
Márton Lovászy

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