Miklós Hodászy, born to a noble family, graduated in 1910 as a physical education teacher, and then worked until 1926 as a teacher in Budapest. He fought in World War I as a reserve lieutenant in Italy and Russia. After 1926 he again worked in various positions in educational management, later as General Director of Physical Education (1939-44). In addition he was a lecturer in physiotherapy and physical education. Hodászy promoted the construction of public gymnastic halls and youth playgrounds, and hosted the first school swimming lessons in Hungary. He had a significant role in the development of the Hungarian handball and was the founding president of the Hungarian Handball Federation. Hodászy also wrote teaching books and on the history of physical education in Hungary as well as textbooks for medical gymnastics.