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József Adolf Count Somssich de Saárd was born 19 December 1864 in Graz, Styria, Austria to Adolf Somssich de Saárd (1839-1919) and Teréz Somssich de Saárd (1844-1900) and died 22 January 1941 Budapest, Hungary of unspecified causes. He married Camilla Szögyény-Marich de Magyarszögyén et Szolgaegyháza (1876-1966) 9 January 1899 in Berlin, Germany.


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József Somssich

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary
In office
11 September 1919 – 15 March 1920
Preceded by Márton Lovászy
Succeeded by Sándor Simonyi-Semadam

Political party Independent
Profession politician

Count József Somssich de Saárd (Hungarian: Saárdi gróf Somssich József) (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 the Holy See. Somssich was a member of the House of Magnates.

Somssich's wife was Countess Camilla Szögyény-Marich de Magyarszögyén et Szolgaegyháza (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]

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Siblings

#g1: Offspring of Adolf Somssich de Saárd (1839-1919) and Teréz Somssich de Saárd (1844-1900)
Name Birth Death Joined with
József Adolf Somssich de Saárd (1864-1941) 19 December 1864 Graz, Styria, Austria 22 January 1941 Budapest, Hungary Camilla Szögyény-Marich de Magyarszögyén et Szolgaegyháza (1876-1966)
Géza Somssich de Saárd (1866-1929) 16 January 1866 Kivadár, Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia Region, Hungary 28 December 1929 Kivadár, Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia Region, Hungary Mária Szögyény-Marich de Magyarszögyén et Szolgaegyháza (1877-1965)
Béla Somssich de Saárd (1868-1921) 12 July 1868 Kivadár, Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia Region, Hungary 22 September 1921 Semmering, Neunkirchen District, Lower Austria, Austria Elisabeth von Coreth zu Coredo (1879-c1950)
Eszter Somssich de Saárd (1876-1951) 11 July 1876 Pörtschach am Wörthersee, Klagenfurt-Land District, Carinthia, Austria 13 November 1951 Nagyatád, Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia Region, Hungary


Political offices
Preceded by
Márton Lovászy
Minister of Foreign Affairs
1919–1920
Succeeded by
Sándor Simonyi-Semadam


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