István Hiller

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István Hiller
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Minister of Education and Culture of Hungary
In office
9 June 2006 – 29 May 2010
Preceded by Bálint Magyar (Minister of Education)
András Bozóki (Minister of Culture)
Succeeded by Miklós Réthelyi (Minister of National Resources)
Minister of Culture of Hungary
In office
19 May 2003 – 13 February 2005
Preceded by Gábor Görgey
Succeeded by András Bozóki
Personal details
Born (1964-05-07)7 May 1964
Coa Hungary Town Sopron.svg Sopron, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party MSZMP, MSZP
Profession historian, politician
The native form of this personal name is Dr. Hiller István. This article uses the Western name order.

Dr. István Hiller (born 7 May 1964 in Sopron) is a Hungarian politician and former chairman of the governing Hungarian Socialist Party between 16 October 2004 and 24 February 2007, succeeding László Kovács, succeeded by Ferenc Gyurcsány. A co-founder of his party, Hiller was Minister of Culture under the government of Ferenc Gyurcsány from 2003 to 2005 before being replaced by András Bozóki. He became Vice chairman of the party in 2003. Hiller was the Minister of Education and Culture between 2006 and 2010.

Hiller attended university in Budapest and Heidelberg, and carried out research at the University of Vienna in 1995 and 1997. He speaks German, Latin and Ancient Greek fluently, as well as Italian and English. Hiller is married with two children, Gábor (b. 1990) and Dávid (b. 1992).

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gábor Görgey
Minister of Culture
2003–2005
Succeeded by
András Bozóki
Preceded by
Bálint Magyar
Education
Minister of Education and Culture
2006–2010
Succeeded by
Miklós Réthelyi
National Resources
Preceded by
András Bozóki
Culture
Party political offices
Preceded by
László Kovács
Chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party
2004–2007
Succeeded by
Ferenc Gyurcsány