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.
|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|
|Born||February 10, 1922|
|Died||October 6, 2015 (aged 93)|
|Political party||SZDSZ (Alliance of Free Democrats)|
|Children||4 (Kinga Göncz)|
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.
- 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.
Media related to Árpád Göncz at Wikimedia Commons
- His biography on the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary site