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Árpád Göncz
President of Hungary
1st President of the Third Republic of Hungary
In office
August 4, 1990 – August 4, 2000
Acting: May 2, 1990 – August 3, 1990
Prime Minister József Antall
Péter Boross
Gyula Horn
Viktor Orbán
Preceded by Mátyás Szűrös
Succeeded by Ferenc Mádl
Personal details
Born (1922-02-10)February 10, 1922
Budapest, Hungary
Died October 6, 2015(2015-10-06) (aged 93)
Budapest, Hungary
Nationality Hungarian
Political party SZDSZ (Alliance of Free Democrats)
Spouse(s) Zsuzsanna Göntér
Children 4 (Kinga Göncz)

Árpád Göncz (Göncz Árpád; February 10, 1922 – October 6, 2015) was a Hungarian liberal politician. He was President of Hungary from May 2, 1990 to August 4, 2000. He was the first democratically elected president of Hungary.

Göncz played a role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. He was also founding member and Vice Chairman of Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) and Speaker of the National Assembly before becoming President.

He was a member of the international advisory council of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

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