Vilmos Rőder

Vilmos Rőder (11 January 1881 – 13 December 1969) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence between 1936 and 1938. He fought in the First World War as Chief of Army Staff of Army Corps. He was the triggering of the army development between 1930 and 1934, but he had a conflict with Prime Minister Gyula Gömbös in connection with these plans, that's why he retired. Later the new Prime Minister Kálmán Darányi appointed him as Minister of Defence. He participated in the planning of the Program of Győr. Rőder resigned along with the other members of the cabinet in 1938. Following this he joined to the group of István Bethlen, which opposed entering World War II.

Vilmos Rőder
Born(1881-01-11)11 January 1881
Pécs, Kingdom of Hungary
Died13 December 1969(1969-12-13) (aged 88)
Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary
AllegianceAustria-Hungary Austria-Hungary
Kingdom of Hungary Kingdom of Hungary
Years of service1899–1934
RankColonel General
Battles/warsWorld War I


Political offices
Preceded by
József Somkuthy
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Jenő Rátz