|President of Hungary
1st President of the Third Republic of Hungary
August 4, 1990 – August 4, 2000
Acting: May 2, 1990 – August 3, 1990
|Prime Minister||József Antall
|Preceded by||Mátyás Szűrös|
|Succeeded by||Ferenc Mádl|
February 10, 1922|
|Died||October 6, 2015
|Political party||SZDSZ (Alliance of Free Democrats)|
|Children||4 (Kinga Göncz)|
Árpád Göncz (Göncz Árpád; February 10, 1922 – October 6, 2015) was a Hungarian liberal politician. He was President of Hungary from May 2, 1990 to August 4, 2000. He was the first democratically elected president of Hungary.
Göncz played a role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He was also founding member and Vice Chairman of Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) and Speaker of the National Assembly before becoming President.
References[change | change source]
- Arpad Goncz, Hungary’s 1st post-communist president, dies
- "International Advisory Council". Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-20. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Árpád Göncz at Wikimedia Commons
- His biography on the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary site