János Vörös

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The native form of this personal name is Vörös János. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
János Vörös
Born 25 March 1891 (1891-03-25)
Csabrendek, Veszprém County, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Died 23 July 1968 (1968-07-24) (aged 77)
Balatonfüred, Veszprém County, Hungarian People's Republic
Allegiance  Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Service/branch Austro-Hungarian Army
Royal Hungarian Army
Years of service 1911-1946
Rank Vezérezredes (Colonel General)
Unit 7th Field Artillery Regiment, Army corps Szombathely, Second Motorist Brigade, Second Corps Székesfehérvár
  • World War I
  • World War II

János Vörös (25 March 1891 – 23 July 1968) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence in the unofficial Interim National Government which led by Béla Miklós. He fought in the First World War at the Eastern Front and the Italian Campaign. He was appointed as Chief of Army Staff on 19 March 1944, when the Nazis occupied Hungary. Later he joined to the Red Army which arrived to Hungary's eastern border.

He was the signer of the Moscow armistice convention as one of the members of the Interim Government delegation. In 1946 he was retired by them his own request. During his 58th birthday (1949) he was arrested with the charge of spying by the military investigation service. The Military Courthouse sentenced to life imprisonment him in 1950. Vörös left the prison in 1956 after that he lived desolately and poorly.


Political offices
Preceded by
Károly Beregfy
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Jenő Tombor
Military offices
Preceded by
Colonel-General Ferenc Szombathelyi
Chief of the General Staff
20 April 1944 – 16 October 1944
Succeeded by
Colonel-General Károly Beregfy
Preceded by
Colonel-General Károly Beregfy
Chief of the General Staff
15 November 1945 – 1 September 1946
Succeeded by