Károly Csáky

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Károly Csáky
Born 10 April 1873 (1873-04-10)
Szepesmindszent, Kingdom of Hungary
Died 30 April 1945 (1945-05-01) (aged 72)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Allegiance Austria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary (1920–46) Hungary
Years of service 1894-1919
Rank Cavalry General
Battles/wars World War I
The native form of this personal name is körösszegi és adorjáni gróf Csáky Károly. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Count Károly Csáky de Körösszeg et Adorján (10 April 1873 – 30 April 1945) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence between 1923 and 1929. During World War I he fought on the Eastern Front, where he seriously injured. After the establishment of the Hungarian Soviet Republic he demobilized. In 1923 István Bethlen appointed him as Minister of Defence. As a minister he favoured the Allies examining the cessation of its commission's function, and he covered the gun-running being directed into the country. He also supported the Austrian Heimwehr in the interest of a right wing extremist military coup. In 1929 he resigned from his position. His father was Albin Csáky, a former Minister of Education.


Political offices
Preceded by
Sándor Belitska
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Gyula Gömbös