Born in 1890 in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Imre Latkóczy became a lawyer and joined the Hungarian Social Democrats Party after the First World War. Prior to 1956, Imre Latkóczy was imprisoned by Hungary’s brutal communist regime only to be released a few months before the revolution. Once the revolution broke out on October 23, he immediately took to the streets and, like his son, fought alongside other freedom fighters. Experienced with guns, Imre Latkóczy trained many of the young freedom fighters on how to handle a firearm. He was killed on November 7, at Rakóczi ter, Budapest, while resisting the Soviet invasion. He was 66 years old.