Miklós Horthy de Nagybanya was born 14 February 1907 in Pula, Istria County, Croatia to Miklós Horthy (1868-1957) and Magdolna Purgly (1881-1959) and died 28 March 1993 Lisbon, Portugal of unspecified causes. He married Consuelo Károlyi (1905-1976) 4 August 1927 in Budapest, Hungary. He married Helen Lindsay-Lewis (1916-c2005) 22 December 1958 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Miklós Horthy de Nagybánya II (February 14, 1907 – March 28, 1993) was the younger son of Hungarian regent Admiral Miklós Horthy.


In his youth, Miklós Horthy and his older brother, István, were active members of a Roman Catholic Scout troop of the Hungarian Scout Association (Magyar Cserkészszövetség), although he was a Protestant.[1]

For a time, Miklós Horthy was the Hungarian plenipotentiary minister to Brazil.

After the death of István in 1942, Miklós Jr. became more powerful in his father's government and supported his efforts to end the involvement of the Kingdom of Hungary with the Axis Powers. But on October 15, 1944, Nazi Germany launched Operation Panzerfaust (bazooka, also known as Operation Mickey Mouse). As part of this operation, Miklós Jr. was kidnapped by German commandos led by Otto Skorzeny, and threatened with death unless his father surrendered and agreed to appoint the Arrow Cross Party as the new government. His father complied, and Horthy Jr. survived the war.

While his father was placed under house arrest in Bavaria, the younger Miklós was sent to the Dachau concentration camp. Late in April 1945, Miklós was taken to the Tyrol with other prominent inmates of Dachau. There the SS abandoned their prisoners as Allied forces advanced. The younger Miklós Horthy was liberated by the Fifth U.S. Army on May 5, 1945.[2]

Father and son went into exile in Portugal, where Miklós Horthy Jr. lived almost fifty years before dying at Estoril, near Lisbon, in 1993. He had two daughters, Zsófia (born in 1928) and Nicolette (1929).


  1. ^ John S. Wilson: Scouting Round the World, first edition, London, Blandford Press, 1959, 81.
  2. ^ Peter Koblank: Die Befreiung der Sonder- und Sippenhäftlinge in Südtirol, Online-Edition Mythos Elser 2006 (German)


Offspring of Miklós Horthy and Consuelo Károlyi (1905-1976)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Zsófia Horthy (1928-2004) 23 May 1928 Budapest, Hungary 25 February 2004 Geneva, Canton of Geneva, Switzerland Henry Freytag (1913) Henry Freytag (1913) Charles Filliettaz (1909-c1990)
Nicolette Horthy (1929-1990) 4 August 1929 Kenderes, Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County, Northern Great Plain Region, Hungary 10 October 1990 Vienna, Austria Georg Freiherr Bachofen von Echt (1930)



Offspring of Miklós Horthy (1868-1957) and Magdolna Purgly (1881-1959)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Magdolna Horthy (1902-1918) 5 June 1902 Pula, Istria County, Croatia 3 October 1918 Arad, Arad County, Romania
Paula (Paulette) Horthy (1903-1940) 11 August 1903 Pula, Istria County, Croatia 26 June 1940 Budapest, Hungary László Fáy (1890-1937)
Gyula Károlyi (1907-1942)
István Horthy (1904-1942) 9 October 1904 Pula, Istria County, Croatia 29 August 1942 Alekseyevka, Alekseyevka Rayon, Belgorod Oblast, Russia Ilona Edelsheim-Gyulai (1918-2013)
Miklós Horthy (1907-1993) 14 February 1907 Pula, Istria County, Croatia 28 March 1993 Lisbon, Portugal Consuelo Károlyi (1905-1976)
Helen Lindsay-Lewis (1916-c2005)

Footnotes (including sources)


NAME Horthy, Miklos, Jr.
SHORT DESCRIPTION Hungarian politician and noble
DATE OF BIRTH February 14, 1907
DATE OF DEATH March 28, 1993

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