|Born||20 September 1882|
|Place of birth||Nagybecskerek (Veliki Bečkerek), Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (today Vojvodina, Serbia)|
|Place of death||Budapest, People's Republic of Hungary|
Kingdom of Hungary
|Years of service||1904–1945|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
Vitéz Jenő Rátz de Nagylak (20 September 1882 – 1949) was a Hungarian military officer and politician, who served as Minister of Defence in 1938.
He fought in the First World War. During the Hungarian Soviet Republic he served in the National Army. From 1 October 1936 he became Chief of Army Staff of the Magyar Honvédség. Béla Imrédy appointed him as Minister of Defence. After that he was a representative in the House of Representatives of Hungary. During the cabinet of Döme Sztójay he was a minister without portfolio and Deputy Prime Minister. On that score, after the war the People's Tribune sentenced to death but later the judgement was changed: Rátz was sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in the prison after four years.
References[edit | edit source]
- Magyar Életrajzi Lexikon
- 168 Óra Online – István Bölcs: Díszmagyar és rohamsisak 2007-06-20. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
|Minister of Defence
|Speaker of the House of Magnates
Colonel-General József Somkuthy
|Chief of the General Staff
1 October 1936 – 24 May 1938
Lieutenant-General Lajos Keresztes-Fischer
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