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Dr. István Hiller (born 7 May 1964 in Sopron) is a Hungarian politician and former chairman of the governing Hungarian Socialist Party between 16 October 2004 and 24 February 2007, succeeding László Kovács, succeeded by Ferenc Gyurcsány. A co-founder of his party, Hiller was Minister of Culture under the government of Ferenc Gyurcsány from 2003 to 2005 before being replaced by András Bozóki. He became Vice chairman of the party in 2003. Hiller was the Minister of Education and Culture between 2006 and 2010. He was elected one of the deputy speakers of the National Assembly in May 2014. In 2016, Hiller is elected caucus chair on the MSZP.[1]

István Hiller
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Minister of Education and Culture
In office
9 June 2006 – 29 May 2010
Prime MinisterFerenc Gyurcsány
Preceded byBálint Magyar (Minister of Education)
András Bozóki (Minister of Culture)
Succeeded byMiklós Réthelyi (Minister of National Resources)
Minister of Culture
In office
19 May 2003 – 13 February 2005
Preceded byGábor Görgey
Succeeded byAndrás Bozóki
Personal details
Born(1964-05-07)7 May 1964
Sopron, People's Republic of Hungary
Political partyMSZMP, MSZP
Spouse(s)Julianna Hillerné Farkas
Professionhistorian, politician

Hiller attended university in Budapest and Heidelberg, and carried out research at the University of Vienna in 1995 and 1997. He speaks German, Latin and Ancient Greek fluently, as well as Italian and English.

Personal lifeEdit

Hiller is married and has two sons, Gábor (b. 1990) and Dávid (b. 1992). His wife is Julianna Hillerné Farkas.[2]


  1. ^ KN. "Tóbiás vesztett, Molnár Gyula lett az MSZP új elnöke". Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ Hiller István vagyonnyilatkozata - 2003. február

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