Béla Szende

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Béla Szende
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Minister of Defence of Hungary
In office
15 December 1872 – 18 August 1882
Preceded by József Szlávy
Succeeded by Gedeon Ráday
Personal details
Born (1823-04-04)4 April 1823
Lugos, Hungary
Died 18 August 1882(1882-08-18) (aged 59)
Gavosdia, Hungary
Political party Deák Party, Liberal Party
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is keresztesi Szende Béla. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Béla Szende de Keresztes (born as Béla Frummer on 4 May 1823, Lugoj – 18 August 1882) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Defence from 15 December 1872 until his death.

As a soldier he took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. After the defeat of the revolution he dealt with farming on his possession of Gavosdia.

After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 he worked for the Ministry of Defence as an advisor. József Szlávy appointed him as Minister of Defence, that position Szende kept until the end of his life.


Political offices
Preceded by
József Szlávy
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Gedeon Ráday