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List of famous Hungarian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Hungarian men have earned a reputation for being the handsomest in Eastern Europe. With a warm heart and hospitable nature, they come across as good natured individuals with warrior traits but polite and cultivated mannerism. A natural intelligence is common to all Hungarian men, which best explains the plethora of notable Hungarian males that the world has been exposed to. Be it in the field of art and entertainment or science and technology, commerce and business or history and politics, Hungarian men have been everywhere.

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini
(Illusionist)

24 March 1874

31 October 1926

Budapest

Aries

John von NeumannJohn von Neumann
(Mathematician)

28 December 1903

08 February 1957

Budapest

Capricorn

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
(Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher)

22 October 1811

31 July 1886

Raiding, Hungary

Libra

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi

20 October 1882

16 August 1956

Lugos, Austria-Hungary

Libra

Joseph II, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

13 March 1741

20 February 1790

Vienna

Pisces

Charles I of AustriaCharles I of Austria
(Last ruler of Austro-Hungarian Empire)

17 August 1887

01 April 1922

Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

Leo

Robert CapaRobert Capa
(Photographer)

22 October 1913

25 May 1954

Budapest

Libra

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
(Journalist & Publisher)

10 April 1847

29 October 1911

Makó

Aries

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

01 March 1983

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)

21 May 1902

01 July 1981

Pécs, Austria-Hungary

Taurus

János ÁderJános Áder
(President of Hungary)

09 May 1959

Csorna

Taurus

Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

31 July 1527

12 October 1576

Vienna

Leo

Imre LakatosImre Lakatos
(Philosopher)

09 November 1922

02 February 1974

Debrecen

Scorpio

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
(Physiologist)

16 September 1893

22 October 1986

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
(Father of Holography)

05 June 1900

08 February 1979

Budapest

Gemini

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
(Author)

28 October 1815

12 January 1856

Uhrovec

Scorpio

Endre AdyEndre Ady
(Poet)

22 November 1877

27 January 1919

Căuaș

Scorpio

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
(Portrait Painter)

14 April 1803

14 January 1887

Vienna

Aries

Anton HausAnton Haus

13 June 1851

08 February 1917

Tolmin

Gemini

Bela BartokBela Bartok
(Composer, Pianist)

25 March 1881

26 September 1945

Sânnicolau Mare

Aries

Erno RubikErno Rubik
(Inventor)

13 July 1944

Budapest

Cancer

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
(Composer)

16 December 1882

01 January 1970

Kecskemét

Sagittarius

István FerenczyIstván Ferenczy
(Hungarian sculptor)

24 February 1792

04 July 1856

Pisces

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
(Photographer)

02 July 1894

28 September 1985

Budapest, Hungary

Cancer

BrassaiBrassaï
(Photographer)

09 September 1899

08 July 1984

Brașov

Virgo

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi
(Economist)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

Viktor OrbánViktor Orbán
(Politician, Jurist, Association football player, Lawyer)

31 May 1963

Székesfehérvár

Gemini

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
(Criminal)

30 June 1946

Kyiv

Cancer

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove

02 September 1936

Budapest

Virgo

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(Saint)

0316 AD

08 November 0397

Szombathely, Hungary

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
(Politician)

20 November 1912

04 July 2011

Reichenau an der Rax

Scorpio

Charles VI, Holy Roman EmperorCharles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)

01 October 1685

20 October 1740

Vienna

Libra

Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)

05 May 1747

01 March 1792

Vienna

Taurus

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

09 June 1640

05 May 1705

Vienna

Gemini

Louis I of HungaryLouis I of Hungary

05 March 1326

10 September 1382

Visegrád

Pisces

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University teacher)

15 April 1920

08 September 2012

Budapest

Aries

Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
(Politician, Diplomat, Officer)

18 June 1868

09 February 1957

Kenderes

Gemini

George FriedmanGeorge Friedman

Hungary

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist)

25 October 1886

23 April 1964

Vienna

Scorpio

László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy

20 June 1895

24 November 1946

Bácsborsód

Gemini

Imre NagyImre Nagy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

07 June 1896

16 June 1958

Kaposvár

Gemini

Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
(Former Grand Prince of the Hungarians)

0967 AD

15 August 1038

Kingdom of Hungary

Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
(Cinematographer)

16 June 1930

01 January 2016

Szeged

Gemini

Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely
(Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor)

09 April 1906

15 March 1997

Pécs

Aries

László BabaiLászló Babai
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher)

20 July 1950

Budapest

Cancer

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
(Conductor, Pianist, Musician, Composer, Music director)

21 October 1912

05 September 1997

Budapest

Libra

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi

1407 AD

11 August 1456

Transylvania

Michael PolanyiMichael Polanyi
(Philosopher, Economist, Chemist)

11 March 1891

22 February 1976

Budapest

Pisces

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

13 July 1608

02 April 1657

Graz

Cancer

Arpad MiklosArpad Miklos
(Pornographic actor, Engineer, Actor)

11 September 1967

03 February 2013

Budapest

Virgo

Béla TarrBéla Tarr
(Screenwriter, Film director)

21 July 1955

Pécs

Cancer

Władysław III of PolandWładysław III of Poland
(King)

31 October 1424

10 November 1444

Kraków, Poland

Scorpio

Béla I of HungaryBéla I of Hungary

1016 AD

11 September 1063

Béla KunBéla Kun
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)

20 February 1886

29 August 1938

Cehu Silvaniei

Pisces

Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

26 July 1678

17 April 1711

Vienna

Leo

Béla KissBéla Kiss

1877 AD

Hungary

Paul LukasPaul Lukas

26 May 1891

15 August 1971

Budapest

Gemini

George de HevesyGeorge de Hevesy
(Chemist, University teacher)

01 August 1885

05 July 1966

Budapest

Leo

Joseph JoachimJoseph Joachim
(Composer, Conductor, Concertmaster, Musicologist, Music educator, University teacher, Musician)

28 June 1831

15 August 1907

Kittsee

Cancer

Ladislaus I of HungaryLadislaus I of Hungary

27 June 1046

29 July 1095

Kingdom of Poland

Cancer

Elmyr de HoryElmyr de Hory

1906 AD

11 December 1976

Budapest

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
(Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster)

18 November 1899

12 March 1985

Budapest

Scorpio

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
(Economist, University teacher)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
(Graphic designer)

06 July 1949

02 May 1999

Budapest

Cancer

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)

17 June 1901

05 May 1956

Șimleu Silvaniei

Gemini

Béla IV of HungaryBéla IV of Hungary
(Politician)

29 November 1206

03 May 1270

Transylvania

Sagittarius

Albert II of GermanyAlbert II of Germany

10 August 1397

27 October 1439

Vienna

Leo

Marcell JankovicsMarcell Jankovics
(Film director, Screenwriter)

21 October 1941

Budapest

Libra

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
(Politician)

01 July 1506

29 August 1526

Buda

Cancer

Andrew III of HungaryAndrew III of Hungary

1265 AD

14 January 1301

Venice

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(Sociologist, University teacher, Writer)

27 March 1893

09 January 1947

Budapest

Aries

Rudolf KastnerRudolf Kastner

1906 AD

15 March 1957

Cluj-Napoca

John LukacsJohn Lukacs
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher)

31 January 1924

Budapest

Aquarius

Paul HalmosPaul Halmos
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician)

03 March 1916

02 October 2006

Budapest

Pisces

Andrew G. VajnaAndrew G. Vajna
(Film producer)

01 August 1944

Budapest

Leo

OrbanOrban

1453 AD

Gyula AndrássyGyula Andrássy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

03 March 1823

18 February 1890

Vlachovo

Pisces

George SzellGeorge Szell
(Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher)

07 June 1897

30 July 1970

Budapest

Gemini

John ZápolyaJohn Zápolya

02 February 1487

Spiš Castle

Aquarius

Emeric PressburgerEmeric Pressburger
(Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer, Journalist)

05 December 1902

05 February 1988

Miskolc

Sagittarius

Peter LaxPeter Lax
(Mathematician, University teacher)

01 May 1926

Budapest

Taurus

Wenceslaus III of BohemiaWenceslaus III of Bohemia

06 October 1289

04 August 1306

Prague

Libra

S. Z. SakallS. Z. Sakall

02 February 1883

12 February 1955

Budapest

Aquarius

Paul NemenyiPaul Nemenyi
(Physicist)

05 June 1895

01 March 1952

Rijeka

Gemini

Michu MeszarosMichu Meszaros
(Actor, Film actor)

20 September 1939

13 June 2016

Budapest

Virgo

Sándor FerencziSándor Ferenczi
(Psychanalyst, Psychiatrist, Non-fiction writer, Neurologist)

07 July 1873

22 May 1933

Miskolc

Cancer

Nicholas KaldorNicholas Kaldor
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)

12 May 1908

30 September 1986

Budapest

Taurus

Leopold AuerLeopold Auer
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Musician)

07 June 1845

15 July 1930

Veszprém

Gemini

József MindszentyJózsef Mindszenty
(Catholic priest)

29 March 1892

06 May 1975

Csehimindszent

Aries

Laszlo TothLaszlo Toth

1940 AD

Hungary

Emmerich KalmanEmmerich Kalman

24 October 1882

30 October 1953

Siófok

Scorpio

Fritz ReinerFritz Reiner
(Conductor, Composer)

19 December 1888

15 November 1963

Budapest

Sagittarius

André de TothAndré de Toth

15 May 1912

27 October 2002

Makó

Taurus

Max NordauMax Nordau
(Sociologist, Physician, Journalist, Writer)

29 July 1849

22 January 1923

Pest

Leo

Peter Carl GoldmarkPeter Carl Goldmark
(Engineer, Physicist)

02 December 1906

07 December 1977

Budapest

Sagittarius

Wolfgang von KempelenWolfgang von Kempelen
(Engineer, Writer, Painter, Playwright, Chess player, Architect)

23 January 1734

26 March 1804

Bratislava

Aquarius

György GaricsGyörgy Garics
(Association football player)

08 March 1984

Szombathely

Pisces

George Andrew OlahGeorge Andrew Olah
(Chemist, Scientist, University teacher)

22 May 1927

08 March 2017

Budapest

Gemini

Simon HantaïSimon Hantaï
(Painter)

07 December 1922

12 September 2008

Biatorbágy

Sagittarius

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And if you don’t believe us, take this. Who invented the helicopter? Who gave the world the power of binoculars? Rubik’s Cube was the brainchild of which inventor? Who discovered Vitamin C? Who helped in Intel’s transformation as world’s largest manufacture of semiconductors? Imagine writing your exam paper without a ballpoint pen! Each of the above was a Hungarian man who through his vision and belief made the world a better place to live in. And that is not all, for Hungary is also home to thirteen Nobel Laureates in the fields of literature, chemistry, physics, medicine and economics. To know more about famous Hungarian men, their life and works, happy reading!

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