20 September 1882|
Nagybecskerek (Veliki Bečkerek), Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (today Vojvodina, Serbia)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary
|Years of service||1904–1945|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
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.
- Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
- 168 Óra Online – István Bölcs: Díszmagyar és rohamsisak 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
|Minister of Defence
|Speaker of the House of Magnates
Colonel-General József Somkuthy
|Chief of the General Staff
1 October 1936 – 24 May 1938
Lieutenant-General Lajos Keresztes-Fischer
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