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
Sopron, People's Republic of Hungary
Political party MSZMP, MSZP
Children Gábor
Profession historian, politician

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. He was elected one of the deputy speakers of the National Assembly in May 2014. In 2016, Hiller is elected caucus chair on the MSZP.[1]

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
Succeeded by
András Bozóki
Preceded by
Bálint Magyar
Minister of Education and Culture
Succeeded by
Miklós Réthelyi
National Resources
Preceded by
András Bozóki
Party political offices
Preceded by
László Kovács
Chairman of the Hungarian Socialist Party
Succeeded by
Ferenc Gyurcsány