Saturday, January 24, 2009

1929-1938: The Klebesberg and Horthy Cups

With Hungarian initiatives the great 6-Nations tournaments; Klebesberg and Horthy Cups have been organized between 1929 and 1939. Both tournaments, honoured two important Hungarian Political personalities, gathering the leading teams of that period to a strong contest.
The Klebesberg Cup was held in Budapest in 1929, Nuremberg in 1930 and Brussels in 1935.
The Horthy Cup was held in Budapest 1937 and Doetinchem in 1939.
Kuno von Klebelsberg (1875-1932)
was a Hungarian politician, who served as Minister of the Interior and Minister of Culture of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars.
Nicholas Horthy de Nagybánya (1868-1957) was a Hungarian admiral and statesman, regent of Hungary from 1920 to 1944. He led Hungary during a troubled period which began with a Communist revolution and ended with German and then Russian occupation.
Source: Almanac Sport 1940,