András Bethlen

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András Bethlen
Bethlen András Ellinger 1892.jpg
Minister of Agriculture of Hungary
In office
15 March 1890 – 10 June 1894
Preceded by Gyula Szapáry
Succeeded by Géza Fejérváry
Personal details
Born (1847-07-26)26 July 1847
Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 25 August 1898(1898-08-25) (aged 51)
Bethlen, Austria-Hungary
Political party Liberal Party
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is bethleni gróf Bethlen András. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Count András Bethlen de Bethlen (26 July 1847 – 25 August 1898) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Agriculture between 1890 and 1894. He studied law in Budapest and national economy studies in Brussels and Leipzig. He was a member of the Diet of Hungary from 1873 to 1882 in colours of the Liberal Party, which governed Hungary until 1890.

Bethlen served as administrative chief of Brassó County and Szeben County (Count of the Saxons). Count Gyula Szapáry appointed him Minister of Agriculture. Bethlen also hold the office in the next government (first cabinet of Sándor Wekerle). He founded the Institute of Experimental Plant and surveyed the introduction of the agricultural statistics. He also published articles on economics.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gyula Szapáry
Minister of Agriculture
Succeeded by
Géza Fejérváry