Famous Hungarian Architects

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Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)
Marcel Breuer
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Birthdate: May 21, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pécs, Austria-Hungary
Died: July 1, 1981
Hungarian architect and furniture designer Marcel Breuer was a major figure of the International Style of design. His innovative designs made use of new technology and materials, such as steel furniture resembling the designs of bicycle handle bars, also known as the Wassily chair. He inspired the documentary Breuer's Bohemia.
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Wolfgang von Kempelen
(Author and inventor, known for his chess-playing "automaton" hoax The Turk and for his speaking machine)
Wolfgang von Kempelen
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Birthdate: January 23, 1734
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
Died: March 26, 1804

Known as an eccentric thinker, Wolfgang von Kempelen is best remembered for his automatic chess-playing machine The Turk and his speaking machine. The Turk eventually turned out to be a hoax, designed by Kempelen to impress Maria Theresa, the Austrian Empress, and had human chess players operating it.

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Alfréd Hajós
(The First Modern Olympic Swimming Champion)
Alfréd Hajós
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Birthdate: February 1, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: November 12, 1955

Alfréd Hajós was a Hungarian football player, swimmer, and architect. He is best remembered for winning two gold medals in swimming at the 1896 Olympic Games, becoming the first modern Olympic swimming champion. He was also Hungary's first Olympic champion. Alfréd Hajós was made an inductee of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1981.

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László Hudec
(Hungarian Architect Who Built Many Iconic Structures in Shanghai)
László Hudec
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Birthdate: January 8, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Died: October 26, 1958

Hungarian architect László Hudec spent most of his career in Shanghai, China, building some of the most iconic structures there. His creations include the Park Hotel in Shanghai, which was the tallest building in Asia back then. He ended up in China while escaping the Russian army during World War I.

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József Hild
(Hungarian-German Architect Who Built Many Iconic Structures in Pest)
József Hild
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Birthdate: December 8, 1789
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 6, 1867

Hungarian-German architect József Hild was a major figure of neoclassical architecture of his time. Born to a Bohemian architect, he studied architecture under Charles Moreau and then went to Italy for further training. He later worked as the city architect of Pest, building structures such as the Lloyd Palace.

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Győző Czigler
(Hungarian Architect and Academic)
Győző Czigler
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Birthdate: July 19, 1850
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arad
Died: March 28, 1905

Hungarian architect Győző Czigler initially trained under his father and Danish architect Theophil Hansen, before studying throughout Europe. He gained fame with the construction of the Saxlehner Palace in Budapest. He was also an academic associated with the Budapest Technical University and the Society of Hungarian Engineers and Builders.