Tibor Gaal de Hatvan

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Tibor Gaal (1861–1917) was Nominated Substitute Governor of Fiume (14.07.1897 - 23.11.1897) to replace the Governor, Rezsö báró Abele de Lilienberg, after his resignation. Gaal became several times Governor of Fiume ad interim, providing continuity to the office. Tibor Gaal can be considered as the single most important person at the gubernium in Fiume in the period 1896-1906. This shows, that also the nature of the governors changed: from powerful members of the greatest Hungarian aristocratic families to civil servants, who were mere executors of the governmental decisions.

Hungarians ethnic group

Hungarians, also known as Magyars, are a nation and ethnic group native to Hungary and historical Hungarian lands who share a common culture, history and speak the Hungarian language. Hungarians belong to the Uralic speaking peoples. There are an estimated 14.2–14.5 million ethnic Hungarians and their descendants worldwide, of whom 9.6 million live in today's Hungary. About 2.2 million Hungarians live in areas that were part of the Kingdom of Hungary before the Treaty of Trianon and are now parts of Hungary's seven neighbouring countries, especially Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. Significant groups of people with Hungarian ancestry live in various other parts of the world, most of them in the United States, Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, Australia, and Argentina. Hungarians can be classified into several subgroups according to local linguistic and cultural characteristics; subgroups with distinct identities include the Székelys, the Csángós, the Palóc, the Matyó and the Jász people, the last being considered an Iranic ethnic group being closely related to the Ossetians.