Beniczky, Lajos (Louis) (Micsinye, now Horná Mičiná, Slovakia, May 1813 - Pest 16 July 1868) – Colonel, politician. In the War of Independence of 1848-1849, he was Commissioner of the mining towns of Northern Hungary (Upland, Felvidék, now Slovakia). Prior to 1848 he was a politician of the Reform Party, follower of Lajos (Louis) Kossuth. Until 1842, he worked as a clerk in various county offices. He was promoted to colonel on 15 March 1849. After the fall of the War of Independence, he was first sentenced to death, then to 20 years of castle custody. He received amnesty in 1857, and in 1861 he was elected a representative of Parliament. In 1864 he participated in the Almásy-Nedeczky plot and was sentenced for 10 years of castle custody. He received amnesty after the Compromise (Ausgleich – Kiegyezés)of1876. He became organizer of the veterans. It is presumed thathis political adversaries murdered him. – B: 0883, T: 7103.→Freedom Fight of 1848-1849; Kossuth, Lajos; Almásy-Nedeczky Plot; Almásy, Pál; Nedeczky István; Compromise of 1867.