Hungary: Heads of State: 1849

Magyarország kormányzó-elnöke | Governor-President of Hungary
14 Apr 1849 - 11 Aug 1849 kossuthfalvi és udvardi Kossuth Lajos [1]

[1] The resignation of Kossuth Lajos (effective 20:00 11 Aug 1849) authorized commander-in-chief of the Hungarian army Görgey Artúr (in full: görgői és toporczi Görgey Artúr) to assume military and civil power. Görgey proceeded with issuing a manifesto to that effect (dated 11 Aug 1849, at Arad), but hesitated to assume any state office until 13 Aug 1849 when he surrendered to the Russians who had invaded Hungary to help restore the Habsburg monarchy.
Last updated on: 11 Aug 2016 10:08:30