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Freiherr Miklós Vay de Vaja

Birthplace: Alsózsolca, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Magyarország - Hungary
Death: May 13, 1894 (92)
Budapest, Magyarország - Hungary
Immediate Family:

Son of Miklós Vay de Vaja and Johanna Frelin von Adelsheim
Husband of Freiin Katharina von Geymüller
Father of Miklós Vay de Vaja; Henrik János László Vay de Vaja; Ödön (Eugen) György József Vay de Vaja; Freiherr Sándor Vilmos Vay de Vaja and Klára Vay
Brother of Lajos Vay de Vaja BR

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About Freiherr Miklós Vay de Vaja

Baron Miklós Vay de Vaja, -cr Baron 18.4.1783, *Zsolca 6.9.1756, +Pest 11.5.1824; m.1799 Bss Johanna von Adelsheim (*Pforzheim 5.8.1776, +Golop 26.2.1863); They had issue:

  • A1. Miklós, Obergespan of Borsod, *Alsózsolca 29.4.1802, +Budapest 13.5.1894; m.Wien 13.4.1828 Bss Katharina von Geymüller (*Hollenburg 3.10.1809, +Budapest 13.10.1880)
    • B1. Miklós, *Golop 24.12.1828, +Golop 28.1.1886
    • B2. HENRIK János László, *Golop 6.3.1830, +Tiszalök 27.7.1867; m.29.9.1856 Natália Mária Anna Almásy de Zsadány et Törökszentmiklós (*Füged 8.3.1833, +Budapest 8.12.1911)
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    • B3. ÖDÖN (EUGEN) György József, *Golop 10.5.1832, +Lussinpiccolo 1.3.1921; m.Golssen 30.7.1960 Gfn Adelma von Wurmbrand-Stuppach (*Tarnopol 21.10.1840, +Ronjica 24.5.1925)
    • B4. SÁNDOR Vilmos, *Golop 18.8.1833, +Sáromberke 22.8.1911; m.Tiszaroff 29.4.1867 Gfn Matild Kornélia von Waldeck (*27.10.1849 +25.4.1942)
    • B5. Klára, *10.11.1834, +Budapest 30.11.1904; m.1853 Baron Sándor Bánhidy de Simánd (*1824, +Simánd 27.2.1902)
  • A2. Lajos, Obergespan of Borsod, *Golop/Alsózsolca 8.11.1803, +Vatta 25.3.1888; m.Gernyeszeg 1829 Gfn Erzsébet Teleki de Szék (*9.1.1812 +9.5.1881)

Baron Miklós Vay de Vaja et Laskod (29 April 1802 – 13 May 1894) was a Hungarian politician, who served as Speaker of the House of Magnates between 1888 and 1894, his death.

Biography[edit] He was born in Alsózsolca on 29 April 1802. His father was Hussar General Miklós I Vay. After finishing law studies he managed his family estates. He participated in the policy of Zemplén County since 1825; deputy recorder, then deputy lieutenant (Viscount; vicecomes), emissary in the Diet of Hungary. During the Cholera Riots in 1831 he was appointed Government Commissioner. He became governor of the Lord Lieutenant of Borsod County in 1831. He served as Lord Lieutenant (Count; comes) of the county from 1865 to 1867.

He functioned as Administrator of the Calvinist Diocese of Tiszántúl from 1840. He was appointed Crown Guard in 1844. He was a member of the Hungarian Royal Council of Governor (Helytartótanács) since 1845. He was appointed Royal Commissioner to Transylvania by the Cabinet of Lajos Batthyány in June 1848. The Prime Minister realised that he could not compromise with the Emperor, so on 2 October he resigned again and nominated Vay as his successor. However he declined the position. At the end of the year he retired from the politics.

Despite this he was arrested and sentenced to death after defeat of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. The punishment was changed to 4 years imprisonment by King Francis Joseph I. He released after 8 months. He returned to the politics after a decade of silence when he participated in the movements of the Protestants against the religious edict. He was appointed Court Chancellor in 1860 but resigned after a year when the King dissloved the Diet of 1861. After the Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 he served as a Crown Guard again. He was appointed Speaker of the House of Magnates in 1888, when his predecessor Pál Sennyey died in office. Vay became Priviy Councillor and Chairman of the Calvinist Convention in Hungary. Miklós Vay died in Budapest on 13 May 1894, at the age of 92.

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Freiherr Miklós Vay de Vaja's Timeline

April 29, 1802
Alsózsolca, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Magyarország - Hungary
December 24, 1828
Age 26
Golop, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hungary
March 6, 1830
Age 27
Golop, Zemplén (present Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén), Magyarország - Hungary
May 10, 1832
Age 30
Golop, Zemplén várm. (present Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén megye , Magyarország - Hungary
August 18, 1833
Age 31
Golop, Hungary
November 10, 1834
Age 32
May 13, 1894
Age 92
Budapest, Magyarország - Hungary