Árpád Szakasits

The native form of this personal name is Szakasits Árpád. This article uses the Western name order.
Árpád Szakasits
2nd President of the Second Hungarian Republic
In office
2 August 1948  23 August 1949
Preceded by Zoltán Tildy
Succeeded by Himself, as Chairman of the Presidential Council
1st Chairman of the Presidential Council of the People's Republic of Hungary
In office
23 August 1949  26 April 1950
Succeeded by Sándor Rónai
Personal details
Born (1888-12-06)6 December 1888
Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died 3 May 1965(1965-05-03) (aged 76)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Political party Social Democratic Party,
Hungarian Working People's Party,
Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party

Árpád Szakasits [ˈaːrpaːd ˈsɒkɒʃit͡ʃ] (6 December 1888, in Budapest – 3 May 1965, in Budapest) was a Hungarian Social Democrat, then Communist political figure. He served as the President of Hungary from 2 August 1948 to 23 August 1949.

He was the first Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council, which was established on 23 August 1949, as a replacement for the post of the President, in accordance with the new constitution proclaimed in 1949. He served until 26 April 1950.

Szakasits was an Esperantist for over 40 years, attended Esperanto congresses, and was a member of the International Patron Committee for the World Esperanto Congress in 1959.[1]


  1. Esperanto No. 716 (1965), p. 131
Political offices
Preceded by
Zoltán Tildy
President of Hungary
Succeeded by
Preceded by
(first office holder)
Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council
Succeeded by
Sándor Rónai
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