Let us introduce at least briefly the personality of Július Andrássy (1823 - 1890). He was a prominent politician, statesman and landowner. He came from the Bethlehem branch of the Andrássi family. His father Karol Andrássy (1792 - 1845) took part in the suppression of the East Slovak Peasant Uprising in 1831, was the chairman of the Society for the Regulation of the Tisza and a co-founder of the ironworks in Ózd. In 1839 and 1844 he was an envoy to the Hungarian Parliament. Mother Etela, born Szapáryová, who is buried in the crypt of the Trebišov Roman Catholic Church, was one of the richest women in Hungary with her inherited land ownership.
After studying at the Grammar School in Sátoraljaujhely and law at the University of Pest, Count Július Andrássy was the director (1876) and later (1888) an honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In the revolutionary year of 1848, he was a Zemplín mayor, commander of the National Guard, and a year later an aide to General Gorgélyi and an envoy of the revolutionary government in Istanbul. As a supporter of Louis Kossuth in the revolutionary years 1848-1849, he was forced to emigrate. He lived mainly in Paris and London. In 1851 he was sentenced to death in absentia.
He returned to Hungary after an amnesty in 1858. There he had a great career. He became a member of parliament (1861) and later (1865) vice-president of the Hungarian Parliament. He prepared the Austro-Hungarian settlement with František Deák (1867) and in the years 1867 - 1871 he was the first prime minister of Hungary in a dualistic monarchy. He also carried out the Hungarian-Croatian settlement (1868) and in 1871 he became a minister in the person of the monarch. From 1871 to 1879 he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria-Hungary. In foreign policy, he focused on weakening Russia's position on the Slavic nations in the monarchy and in the Balkans. He promoted the alliance of Austria-Hungary with Imperial Germany. He was one of the initiators of the Berlin Congress of 1878, which after the Russo - Turkish War attributed Bosnia and Herzegovina to Austria - Hungary.