Sándor Simonyi-Semadam

Sándor Simonyi-Semadam (23 March 1864 – 4 June 1946) was a Hungarian politician who served as prime minister for a few months in 1920. He signed the Treaty of Trianon after World War I on 4 June 1920. By this treaty, Hungary lost a considerable part of its territory. Simonyi was a member of the Hungarian-Nippon Society, a society for creating cultural links between Japan and Hungary.

Sándor Simonyi-Semadam
Simonyi-Semadam in 1920.jpg
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary
In office
15 March 1920 – 19 July 1920
MonarchMiklós Horthy
as Regent
Preceded byKároly Huszár
Succeeded byPál Teleki
Member of the House of Representatives
In office
February 18, 1920 – August 16, 1922
Personal details
Born(1864-03-23)23 March 1864
Csesznek, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire
Died4 June 1946(1946-06-04) (aged 82)
Budapest, Second Hungarian Republic
Political partyCatholic People's Party (1901-1918)
Christian Social People's Party (1918-1919)
Christian National Union Party (KNEP) (1919-1921)
National Smallholders and Agrarian Workers Party (OKGFP) (1921-1922)
Spouse(s)Szidónia Kovács
Professionpolitician, lawyer

After his term as prime minister, he was involved in the financial sector. He was a board member of various banks . His daughter, Erzsébet Simonyi-Semadam had a son, Ernő Simonyi, a prominent lawyer, and Károly Simonyi, a nuclear physicist and university professor (father of Charles Simonyi) was raised as an adopted child.

On 4 June 1946, the twenty-sixth anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Trianon, Simonyi-Semadam died at his home in Budapest.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Károly Huszár
Prime Minister of Hungary
Succeeded by
Pál Teleki
Preceded by
József Somssich
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Preceded by
Ödön Beniczky
Minister of the Interior

Succeeded by
Mihály Dömötör