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The native form of this personal name is Bibó István. This article uses the Western name order.
István Bibó (1935)
His statue in Budapest

István Bibó (Szeged, August 7, 1911–Budapest, May 10, 1979) was a Hungarian lawyer, civil servant, politician and political theorist. During the Hungarian Revolution he acted as the Minister of State for the Hungarian National Government. When the Soviets invaded to crush the rebellious government, he was the last Minister left at his post in the Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest. Rather than evacuate, he stayed in the building and wrote his famous proclamation, "For Freedom and Truth", as he awaited arrest.[1]

Bibó received a law degree from the University of Szeged and later taught there.

His works

  • The Crisis of Hungarian Democracy. Valóság[2] October 1945 (Hungarian)
  • The Paralysis of International Institutions and the Remedies. A Study of Self-Determination, Concord among the Major Powers, and Political Arbitration. With an Introduction by Bernard Crick. The Harvester Press, Hassocks, 1976. XI, 152 p. (English)
  • Misére des petits États d'Europe de l'Est. L'Harmattan, Paris, 1986. (French)


  1. ^ Biography (Hungarian)
  2. ^ Reality, it is Hungarian journal.

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