Miklós Horthy

Regent of Hungary from 1920 to 1944

Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya (18 June 1868 – 9 February 1957), was a Hungarian admiral and statesman who served as the regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars and throughout most of World War II – from 1 March 1920 to 15 October 1944.

Miklós Horthy
Regent of Hungary
In office
1 March 1920 – 15 October 1944
DeputyIstván Horthy (1942)
Preceded byKároly Huszár
Succeeded byFerenc Szálasi
Personal details
Born(1868-06-18)18 June 1868
Kenderes, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary
Died9 February 1957(1957-02-09) (aged 88)
Estoril, Portugal
Spouse(s)Magdolna Purgly
Children4, including István and Miklós