Ödön Beniczky

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Ödön Beniczky
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
11 September 1919 – 15 March 1920
Preceded by Zsigmond Perényi
Succeeded by Sándor Simonyi-Semadam
Personal details
Born (1878-02-12)12 February 1878
Zólyom, Hungary
Died 20 January 1931(1931-01-20) (aged 52)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party KNEP
Profession journalist, politician
The native form of this personal name is benicei és micsinyei Beniczky Ödön. This article uses the Western name order.

Ödön Beniczky de Benice et Micsinye (12 February 1878 – 20 January 1931) 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 ("Az Újság") 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.


Political offices
Preceded by
Zsigmond Perényi
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Sándor Simonyi-Semadam