Imre Nagy Biography
(Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic (1953 – 1955))
Birthday: June 7, 1896 (Gemini)
Born In: Kaposvár, Hungary
Imre Nagy was an eminent and Hungarian politician, who served as the 44th Prime Minister of Hungary and the 3rd Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Hungarian People's Republic. Nagy was a dedicated communist worker since the Russian Revolution and served as an informer for the Soviet NKVD secret police. He held several important political positions, including serving as ‘Minister of Agriculture of Hungary,’ ‘Interior Minister of Hungary,’ ‘Speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary,’ and ‘Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary.’ After the Second World War, as the Minister of Interior, Nagy played pivotal role in the expulsion of Hungarian Germans. He emerged as the leader of the Hungarian Uprising against the Soviet-backed government of the ‘Hungarian People's Republic and was made Prime Minister of Hungary on demand of the revolutionaries and common people. He was, however, deposed by the Soviet Union in a huge military invasion of Hungary. He was later arrested, tried, and executed, and his remains were buried in an unmarked grave. Decades later Nagy’s remains were reburied with full respect.