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István Friedrich
The native form of this personal name is Friedrich István. This article uses the Western name order.

István Friedrich (1 July 1883 – 1958) was a Hungarian politician and factory owner who served as prime minister of Hungary for three months in 1919.

He was born in the town of Malacka (today Malacky, Slovakia) and studied engineering at the universities of Budapest and Charlottenburg before reading law at Budapest and Berlin.

Being a "counter-revolutionary", he was arrested during the time of the Hungarian Soviet Republic, but managed to escape. On 6 August 1919 he took part in the coup that ousted Prime Minister Gyula Peidl. Appointed by Archduke Joseph, he served as Prime Minister of Hungary from 7 August to 25 November 1919 and remained Minister of Defence until 15 March 1920.

In the early 1920s, he founded an extreme-right-wing association, and was MP from 1920 to 1939.

He was supposedly arrested in 1951 by the Mátyás Rákosi administration; however, his further fate remains unknown. The proposed date of his death is 1958.

Political offices
Preceded by
Gyula Peidl
Prime Minister of Hungary
Succeeded by
Károly Huszár
Preceded by
Archduke Joseph
Acting Head of State of Hungary
Preceded by
Ferenc Schnetzer
Minister of War
1919 – 1920
Succeeded by
Károly Soós

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