Jenő Rátz

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Jenő Rátz
Jenő Rátz (1882 - 1949).jpg
Born(1882-09-20)20 September 1882
Nagybecskerek, Austria-Hungary (today Zrenjanin, Serbia)
Died1949 (1950) (aged 67)
Budapest, Hungary
AllegianceAustria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Years of service1904–1945
RankLieutenant General
Battles/warsWorld War I

Vitéz Jenő Rátz de Nagylak (20 September 1882 – 1949) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence in 1938.

He fought in the First World War. During the Hungarian Soviet Republic he served in the National Army. From 1 October 1936 he became Chief of Army Staff of the Magyar Honvédség. Béla Imrédy appointed him as Minister of Defence. After that he was a representative in the House of Representatives of Hungary. During the cabinet of Döme Sztójay he was a minister without portfolio and Deputy Prime Minister. On that score, after the war the People's Tribune sentenced to death but later the judgement was changed: Rátz was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in the prison after four years.


Political offices
Preceded by
Vilmos Rőder
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Károly Bartha
Preceded by
Zsigmond Perényi
Speaker of the House of Magnates
Succeeded by
office abolished
Military offices
Preceded by
Colonel-General József Somkuthy
Chief of the General Staff
1 October 1936 – 24 May 1938
Succeeded by
Lieutenant-General Lajos Keresztes-Fischer