Lajos Tisza

Lajos (Ludwig) of Tisza Borosjenő et Szeged ( born September 12, 1832 in Geszt, Békés County, † January 26, 1898 in Budapest) was a Hungarian politician, minister and brother or uncle of Prime Minister Kálmán Tisza István Tisza and.


The Tisza family were originally Calvinists from the lower nobility in Transylvania. Lajos Tisza studied in Berlin and entered 1861 with the liberalization of the Hungarian domestic politics by the February Patent in politics. Tisza worked as his brother for the implementation of the settlement with Austria. He was a member of the Reichstag, first for the Deak party and later for its successor, the Liberal Party of his brother Kálmán. He was like his eponymous grandfather Lord Lieutenant of the county of Bihar. 1871 he was appointed Minister for Labour and Transport in the government Kálmán Tisza.

After a great flood Tisza was from 1879 to 1883 as a royal commissioner responsible for the generous reconstruction of Szeged. For this he was appointed in 1883 to the Count. Tisza was not considered very popular, but the Liberals absolutely loyal politicians.

In 1892 he was appointed at the behest of Prime Minister Sándor Wekerle Minister á latere or Hungarian Minister at the royal court of Vienna, which was to ensure continuous contact between the Viennese court and the ministries in Budapest. He tried to strengthen Emperor Franz Joseph I. the influence of the Hungarian government. His office, he had to admit in 1894 with Franz Joseph in favor of Gyula Andrássy because of the loss of confidence of the Tisza Group. 1875 until his death in 1898 Tisza was chairman of the Hungarian forest management. Without their own offspring, he appointed his nephew István Tisza to the main heir to his vast estates.