János Vörös

János Vörös (25 March 1891 – 23 July 1968) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence in the unofficial Interim National Government which led by Béla Miklós. He fought in the First World War at the Eastern Front and the Italian Campaign. He was appointed as Chief of Army Staff on 19 March 1944, when the Nazis occupied Hungary. Later Vörös joined to the Red Army which arrived to Hungary's eastern border.

János Vörös
Born(1891-03-25)25 March 1891
Csabrendek, Kingdom of Hungary
Died23 July 1968(1968-07-23) (aged 77)
Balatonfüred, Hungarian People's Republic
Allegiance Austria-Hungary (to 1918)
Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Service/branch Austro-Hungarian Army
Hungary Royal Hungarian Army
Years of service1911-1946
RankColonel General
Unit7th Field Artillery Regiment, Army corps Szombathely, Second Motorist Brigade, Second Corps Székesfehérvár
  • World War I
  • World War II

He was the signer of the Moscow armistice convention as one of the members of the Interim Government delegation. In 1946 he was retired by them his own request. During his 58th birthday (1949) he was arrested with the charge of spying by the military investigation service. The Military Court sentenced Vörös to life imprisonment him in 1950. He left prison in 1956, and died in 1968 in Balatonfüred.


Political offices
Preceded by
Károly Beregfy
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Jenő Tombor
Military offices
Preceded by
Colonel-General Ferenc Szombathelyi
Chief of the General Staff
20 April 1944 – 16 October 1944
Succeeded by
Colonel-General Károly Beregfy
Preceded by
Colonel-General Károly Beregfy
Chief of the General Staff
15 November 1945 – 1 September 1946
Succeeded by