Gyula Peidl

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Gyula Peidl
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Prime Minister of the Hungarian Soviet Republic
In office
1 August 1919 – 6 August 1919
Preceded by Antal Dovcsák
Succeeded by István Friedrich
Head of State of Hungary
Acting
In office
1 August 1919 – 6 August 1919
Preceded by Sándor Garbai
Succeeded by Archduke Joseph August
Personal details
Born (1873-04-04)4 April 1873
Ravazd, Hungary
Died 22 January 1943(1943-01-22) (aged 69)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Political party MSZDP
Profession politician

Gyula Peidl (4 April 1873 – 22 January 1943) was a Hungarian trade union leader and socialist politician who served briefly as the last prime minister and acting head of state of the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919.

In the six days his government ruled, he tried to minimize the damage caused to Hungary by Communist rule. As Romanian troops advanced on Budapest, he began to repeal and annul the unpopular decrees and measures of the Communists, restored private property, closed the revolutionary tribunals and dissolved the Red Guards.

On 6 August 1919 his government was overthrown by a rightist armed coup. Peidl went in exile in Austria. In 1921, Peidl returned to Hungary and resumed his political and trade union activities. From 1922 to 1931, he led the Hungarian Social Democratic Party in the Hungarian parliament.

Peidl died in Hungary in 1943.

Political offices
Preceded by
Sándor Garbai
Acting Head of State of Hungary
1919
Succeeded by
Archduke Joseph
Preceded by
Antal Dovcsák
Prime Minister of Hungary
1919
Succeeded by
István Friedrich
Preceded by
Ferenc Miákits
Minister of Finance
1919
Succeeded by
János Grünn