Currently alive, at 85 years of age.
1931 – Born on the 29th of January in the Veszprem County, Hungary.
1956 – He worked as a legal clerk and then as court secretary in Hungary court.
1961 – He studied at the faculty of International Comparative lLaw of the University of Strasbourg in France.
1971 – He worked as political and legal rapporteur at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Central Office,and later he was promoted as a head
1972 – He was on the staff of the Hungarian Academy’s Institute of Politics and Law.
1964 – He was awarded an academic degree as candidate of politics and law.
1984 – He became secretary of the Scientific Qualifying Committee.
1985 – He became a member of the Harvard Academy of International Commercial Law.
– He became director of the Faculty of Private International Law of the Budapest University of Sciences.
1987 – He was elected a corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
1988 – He became member of the steering committee of the Rome international institute "UNIDROIT" (a
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law).
1990 – He was appointed chairman of the government’s Science Policy Committee.
1992 – He headed the Human Resources Policy Cabinet of Hungary.
1993 – He became minister for culture and education in Hungary.
1994 – He was appointed chair of the National Cultural Fund.
1996 – He became the chairman of the Hungarian Civil Cooperation Association.
2000 – He was elected as a President of the Republic of Hungary.