Károly Hieronymi

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Károly Hieronymi
Hieronymi Károly Ellinger.jpg
Minister of the Interior of Hungary
In office
17 November 1892 – 15 January 1895
Preceded by Gyula Szapáry
Succeeded by Dezső Perczel
Personal details
Born (1836-10-01)1 October 1836
Buda, Hungary
Died 4 May 1911(1911-05-04) (aged 74)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party Liberal Party, Party of National Work
Profession engineer, politician
The native form of this personal name is Hieronymi Károly. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Károly Hieronymi (1 October 1836 – 4 May 1911) was a Hungarian engineer and politician, who served as Interior Minister between 1892 and 1895. He was a supporter of former Prime Minister Kálmán Tisza. As Minister of Trade he modernized the train services, for the Hungarian State Railways he nationalized the Budapest-Pécs, the Duna-Dráva and the Zagreb-Karlovac railway lines. He insured the independence of the railway goods turnover aiming at the seaports and its tranquillity.


In Budapest there is a street named after him. His grave is in the Kerepesi Cemetery.


  • T. Boros László, Magyar politikai lexikon 1914–1929, Budapest, Európa ny., 1929.
  • Budapest enciklopédia, Budapest, Corvina, 1982³.
  • Hieronymi Károly, in: Magyar nagylexikon, IX. köt., Budapest, Magyar Nagylexikon, 1999, 467.
Political offices
Preceded by
Gyula Szapáry
Minister of the Interior
Succeeded by
Dezső Perczel