Gyula Horn

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Gyula Horn
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Prime Minister of Hungary
In office
15 July 1994 – 6 July 1998
PresidentÁrpád Göncz
Preceded byPéter Boross
Succeeded byViktor Orbán
Member of the National Assembly
In office
2 May 1990 – 13 May 2010
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
10 May 1989 – 23 May 1990
Prime MinisterMiklós Németh
Preceded byPéter Várkonyi
Succeeded byGéza Jeszenszky
Personal details
Born(1932-07-05)5 July 1932
Budapest, Hungary
Died19 June 2013(2013-06-19) (aged 80)
Budapest, Hungary
Political partyMSZP (1989–2013)
Other political
MDP (1954–1956)
MSZMP (1956–1989)
Spouse(s)Anna Király

Gyula Horn (5 July 1932 – 19 June 2013) was a Hungarian socialist politician who was Prime Minister of Hungary from 15 July 1994 until 6 July 1998.

Horn was born in Budapest. He played a major role in the demolishing of the Iron Curtain (Berlin Wall) in the German Democratic Republic in 1989.

In 1990, Horn won the Charlemagne Prize.

Horn died in Budapest on 19 June 2013 from frontotemporal dementia, at the age of 80.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gyula Horn, the man who tore the Iron Curtain, dies at 80". Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved 2017-08-31.