Kázmér Batthyány

Kázmér Batthyány

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary

In office
8 May 1849 – 16 July 1849

Preceded by
Pál Esterházy

Succeeded by
György Festetics

Personal details

Born
(1807-06-03)3 June 1807
Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary

Died
13 July 1854(1854-07-13) (aged 47)
Paris, Second French Empire

Political party
Opposition Party

Profession
politician

The native form of this personal name is németújvári gróf Batthyány Kázmér Antal Ferenc. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.
Count Kázmér Antal Ferenc Batthyány de Németújvár (3 June 1807 – 13 July 1854) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. At the beginning he was a conservative aristocrat politician but his views changed after a journey to Western Europe. He gradually became liberal and learnt the Hungarian language. In the House of Magnates of Hungary he supported the reforms of the industry and traffic. He also supported the protection of Hungarian products and the liberation of the serfs.
At the time of the revolution he fought in Délvidék against the rebel Serbs as a volunteer. In 1849 Bertalan Szemere appointed him as Minister of Foreign Affairs. The position’s new title shows that Hungary wanted to separate from the Habsburg Empire. Batthyány also served as acting Minister of Agriculture, Industry and Trade. In August 1849 he emigrated to Turkey along with Lajos Kossuth. From 1851 he lived in Paris.
References[edit]

Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon

Political offices

Preceded by
Pál Esterházy
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1849
Succeeded by
György Festetics

Preceded by
Gábor Klauzál
Minister of Agriculture, Industry and Trade
Acting
1849
Succeeded by
István Gorove

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Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Hungary since 1848

Revolution of 1848

Esterházy
K. Batthyány

Kingdom of Hungary

Festetics
Wenckheim
K. Tisza
Orczy
Szőgyény-Marich
Fejérváry
L. Tisza
Andrássy
Fejérváry
Jósika
D. Bánffy
M. Széchényi
Széll
G. Széchényi
Khuen-Héderváry
I. Tisza
Khuen-Héderváry
Fejérváry
Zichy
Khuen-Héderváry
Lukács
Burián
I. Tisza
Roszner
T. Batthyány
Zichy

Transition period

T. Batthyány
M. Károlyi
Berinkey
Harrer
Kun
Pogány
Kun
Ágoston
Tánczos
Lovászy
Somssich

Regency

Simonyi-Semadam
Teleki
Im. Csáky
Teleki
Gratz
Teleki
M. Bánffy
Daruváry
Bethlen
Scitov