György Festetics

Count György László Festetics de Tolna (23 April 1815 – 12 February 1883) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister besides the King between 1867 and 1871.

György Festetics
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Minister besides the King of Hungary
In office
20 February 1867 – 19 May 1871
Preceded byKázmér Batthyány
Succeeded byBéla Wenckheim
Personal details
Born(1815-04-23)23 April 1815
Vienna, Empire of Austria
Died12 February 1883(1883-02-12) (aged 67)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Political partyIndependent

Family and ancestorsEdit

He was the offspring from the Hungarian noble family count Festetics de Tolna. His father was count Festetics László [hu] (1785–1846), and his mother was Princess Josefine Hohenzollern-Hechingen (1790-1856).[1] His paternal grandfather was count György Festetics de Tolna (1755-1819), who founded the prestigious agricultural college Georgikon, the first of its kind in Europe, that operated in the Festetics Palace in Keszthely.

On 17 February 1849 he married Countess Eugénia Erdõdy de Monyorókerék et Monoszló (b. November 1826; d. August 1894).

His son was count Tasziló Festetics, 1st Prince Festetics.



  1. ^ " festetics family 03".
Political offices
Preceded by
Kázmér Batthyány
Minister besides the King
Succeeded by
Béla Wenckheim