Endre Sík

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Endre Sík
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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
15 February 1958 – 13 September 1961
Preceded byImre Horváth
Succeeded byJános Péter
Personal details
Born(1891-04-02)2 April 1891
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died10 April 1978(1978-04-10) (aged 87)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Political partyMKP, MDP, MSZMP
ChildrenIgor
RelativesSándor Sík (brother)
Professionpolitician, jurist, historian, writer

Endre Sík (2 April 1891 – 10 April 1978) was a Hungarian historian, politician, Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1958 and 1961. He was the younger brother of Sándor Sík, poet, piarist teacher.

During the First World War he was captured by the Russians. After that he lived in the Soviet Union. In 1920, he joined the Soviet Communist Party. In 1945, he returned to Hungary, and became a Communist politician. He was deputy of the foreign minister (1954–1958), then minister (1958–1961).

In his scientific work, he studied the history of African ethnic groups. He obtained the Doctor of Sciences degree of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1962.

His book, Vihar a levelet, containing his recollections on the Soviet Union in the 1930s, was banned and withdrawn immediately after appearance.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Fekete Afrika története I–IV (The history of Black Africa), Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1961–1973.
  • Vihar a levelet, Zrínyi Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1970.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Imre Horváth
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1958–1961
Succeeded by
János Péter