Lajos Für

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Lajos Für
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Minister of Defence of Hungary
In office
23 May 1990 – 15 July 1994
Prime Minister József Antall
Preceded by Ferenc Kárpáti
Succeeded by György Keleti
Personal details
Born (1930-12-21)21 December 1930
Egyházasrádóc, Hungary
Died 22 October 2013(2013-10-22) (aged 82)
Budapest, Hungary
Political party MDF (1987–1996)
Spouse(s) Friderika Bíró
Children Ágnes Sarolta
Balázs
Profession politician, historian

Lajos Für (21 December 1930 – 22 October 2013) was a Hungarian politician and historian, who served as Minister of Defence[1] between 1990 and 1994. From 1994 to 1996 he was also chairman of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF), the ruling conservative party led by late Prime Minister József Antall to his death in 1993.

Für was born in Egyházasrádóc. He participated in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.[2] In later years, he was active in Magyar Gárda, a paramilitary organization which had connections to Jobbik and was described as neo-fascist.[3] He died, aged 82, in Budapest.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He was married with Friderika Bíró, with whom he had two children, Ágnes and Balázs. Ágnes was the wife of the Hungarian Fidesz-politician Tamás Deutsch.

Publications[edit]

  • A csákvári uradalom a tőkés gazdálkodás idején (1970)
  • Mennyi a sok sírkereszt? Magyarország embervesztesége a második világháborúban (1987)
  • Hol vannak a katonák? (1988)
  • Kisebbség és tudomány (1989)
  • Világjáró magyarok (1990)
  • Sors és történelem (1991)
  • Szabadon szeretnék sírni (1993)
  • Jobbágyföld – parasztföld (1994)
  • Magyar sors a Kárpát-medencében (2001)
  • Az én történelmem I. (2003)
  • A Varsói Szerződés végnapjai – magyar szemmel (2003)
  • "Ne bántsd a magyart!". Bartók és Kodály történelemszemlélete; Kairosz, Bp., 2005
  • Bevérzett mámor, 1956; Kairosz, Bp., 2006
  • Világjáró magyarok; 2nd ed.; Ligatura, Szentendre, 2009
  • Kárpát-medencei létünk a tét; Kairosz, Bp., 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Für flies in inter-family fight on Hungary's right". politics.hu. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  2. ^ "Lajos Für" (in Hungarian). parlament.hu. Retrieved 28 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Neo-Fascist Magyar Garda Is 'Hungary's Shame'". Spiegel Online. Retrieved 31 December 2016. 
  4. ^ Meghalt Für Lajos (in Hungarian)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ferenc Kárpáti
Minister of Defence
1990–1994
Succeeded by
György Keleti
Preceded by
Iván Pető
Leader of the Opposition
1994–1996
Succeeded by
József Torgyán
Party political offices
Preceded by
József Antall
President of the Hungarian Democratic Forum
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Sándor Lezsák