József Somssich

József Somssich

Count Somssich and his wife Countess Kamilla Szőgyény-Marich in 1899
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
11 September 1919  15 March 1920
Preceded by Márton Lovászy
Succeeded by Sándor Simonyi-Semadam
Personal details
Born (1864-12-09)9 December 1864
Graz, Austrian Empire
Died 22 January 1941(1941-01-22) (aged 76)
Political party Independent
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is saárdi gróf Somssich József. This article uses the Western name order.

Count József Somssich de Saárd (9 December 1864 – 22 January 1941) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs between 1919 and 1920. Until the First World War he worked for some of embassies (Genova, Berlin, Paris). Between 1920 and 1924 he served as ambassador to Vatican. Somssich was a member of the House of Magnates.

Somssich's wife was Countess Kamilla Szőgyény-Marich (1876–1966),[1] a daughter of a former diplomat and minister Count László Szőgyény-Marich. Their wedding was held in Berlin in 1899, the event was also attended by the German Emperor William II. The marrying cleric was Sámuel Etyey, the Bishop of Pécs.[2]


  1. Marek, Miroslav. "Genealogy of Somssich de Saárd family". Genealogy.EU.
  2. Országos Hirlap (edited by: Kálmán Mikszáth) III. évf. 10. sz. (Budapest, 10 January 1899)
Political offices
Preceded by
Márton Lovászy
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Sándor Simonyi-Semadam

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