Kálmán Kánya

Kálmán Kánya

Kálmán Kánya
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
4 February 1933  28 November 1938
Prime Minister Gyula Gömbös
Kálmán Darányi
Béla Imrédy
Preceded by Gyula Gömbös
Succeeded by Béla Imrédy
Personal details
Born (1869-11-07)November 7, 1869
Sopron, Austria-Hungary
Died 28 February 1945(1945-02-28) (aged 75)
Budapest, Kingdom of Hungary
Political party Party of National Unity
Profession politician
The native form of this personal name is Kánya Kálmán. This article uses the Western name order.

Kálmán de Kánya (7 November 1869 - 28 February 1945), Foreign Minister of Hungary during the Horthy era. He started his diplomatic career in Constantinople. In 1913 he appointed as Austro-Hungarian ambassador to Mexico later to Berlin. From 1933 he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs. During his ministership Hungary joined to the Tripartite Pact, the county became an ally of the Nazi Germany. Inside this he tried to counterbalance Germany's hegemony with increased cooperation with Italy. On the other hand, he kept good connections with the Little Entente.

He was flying with the Prime Minister Béla Imrédy to Berchtesgaden and asked Hitler for the support of the Hungarian territorial claims. Kánya was leader of the Hungarian-Czechoslovak delegation which attended on the negotiations in Komárom. On 21 November 1938 he had to resign because of the German-Italian démarche Carpathian Ukraine's planned attack failed, when the Imrédy cabinet cancelled. During the end of the Second World War he supported István Bethlen and Miklós Kállay.


Political offices
Preceded by
Gyula Gömbös
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Béla Imrédy

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