Horthy, Miklós (1868-1957)

Admiral, Regent of Hungary

Former admiral commanding the Austro-Hungarian navy in World Was I and Regent and head of state of Hungary from 1920 until 1944. War’s end found Horthy detained by the Nazis in a castle in Bavaria and then taken prisoner by the U.S. Army. He was held in protective custody till the end of 1945. Upon his release he sought asylum in Portugal, where he spent the rest of his days and where he died in 1957 at age eighty-nine. In 1993 after the Russians left Hungary, Horthy’s remains were brought back to Hungary and he was reburied in Kenderes, his birthplace.


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