György Majláth (1786–1861)

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György Majláth
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Speaker of the House of Magnates
In office
25 June 1848 – 31 December 1848
Preceded by office established
Succeeded by Zsigmond Perényi
Personal details
Born (1786-04-22)22 April 1786
Zavar, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 11 April 1861(1861-04-11) (aged 74)
Vienna, Austrian Empire
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Majláth György. This article uses the Western name order.

György Majláth (April 2, 1786 – April 11, 1861), also known by his German name Georg von Majláth, was a Hungarian statesman.

Majláth was born in Zavar, then part of Pozsony county in the Kingdom of Hungary (in modern-day Slovakia). He entered politics in his early 30s, and was appointed to a series of positions. In 1817 he became deputy head of Pozsony county; in 1819, second commissioner for Transylvania; in 1821 a member of the Governor's Council (Helytartótanács); and in 1822 prothonotary to the royal court. From 1832 to 1839 he worked as Staatsrat in Vienna, and in 1839 was appointed judge royal (országbíró) of Hungary. Around the time of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, he became president of the upper house of the National Assembly in Pest, but resigned shortly thereafter. He died in 1861 in Vienna.

His son, also named György Majláth, was also active in Hungarian politics.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zsigmond Szőgyény
Chief justice
1825–1831
Succeeded by
Sándor Mérey
Preceded by
Antal Cziráky
Judge royal
1839–1848
Succeeded by
György Apponyi
Preceded by
office established
Speaker of the House of Magnates
1848
Succeeded by
Zsigmond Perényi