Frigyes Korányi (politician)

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Frigyes Korányi
Minister of Finance of Hungary
In office
12 September 1919 – 16 December 1920
Preceded byJános Grünn
Succeeded byLóránt Hegedüs
In office
25 March 1924 – 15 December 1924
Preceded byLajos Walko
Succeeded byJános Bud
In office
16 December 1931 – 1 October 1932
Preceded byGyula Károlyi
Succeeded byBéla Imrédy
Personal details
Born(1869-06-21)21 June 1869
Pest, Austria-Hungary
Died26 December 1935(1935-12-26) (aged 66)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political partyFKGP, Unity Party
Professionpolitician, economist

Baron Frigyes Korányi de Tolcsva (21 June 1869 – 26 December 1935) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Finance at three times: from 1919 to 1920, in 1924, and from 1931 to 1932. His father was the famous internist Frigyes Korányi. His mother was Malvin Bónis, of Calvinist Hungarian noble descent. Korányi Jr. graduated in Budapest and other universities in Europe. He served as the general manager of the National Central Credit Co-operative from 1912. In 1922 he joined to the Unity Party, which controlled Hungary during the Regency. Between 1923 and 1924 he was the ambassador to France, after his second short ministership he returned to this position.

In 1928 he was appointed to lead of the Banking Centre. After that he served as Minister of Finance again. He became a member of the House of Magnates in 1932. Korányi also dealt with literature in his spare time: he wrote plays and novels, for example Hajnalhasadás (Sunrise) - 1900.


Political offices
Preceded by
János Grünn
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Lóránt Hegedüs
Preceded by
Lajos Walko
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
János Bud
Preceded by
Gyula Károlyi
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Béla Imrédy
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