Famous Hungarian Intellectuals & Academics

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 1 Comte de Saint-Germain

Comte de Saint-Germain
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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: 1691 AD
Birthplace: Sárospatak, Hungary
Died: February 27, 1784

 2 György Lukács

György Lukács
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: April 13, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 4, 1971
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 3 Thomas Szasz

Thomas Szasz
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Famous As: Psychiatrist
Birthdate: April 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 8, 2012

 4 Karl Polanyi

Karl Polanyi
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Famous As: Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist
Birthdate: October 25, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vienna
Died: April 23, 1964
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 5 George Friedman

George Friedman
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Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: February 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 6 Michael Polanyi

Michael Polanyi
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Famous As: Philosopher, Economist, Chemist
Birthdate: March 11, 1891
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: February 22, 1976

 7 Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Debrecen
Died: February 2, 1974
Hungarian Jewish philosopher Imre Lakatos is best known for developing the research programme as a methodology. During the Nazi invasion of Hungary, he had joined a Marxist resistance group and had even changed his surname to evade persecution, though he lost his mother and grandmother in the Holocaust.
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 8 Gyula Andrássy

Gyula Andrássy
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Famous As: Politician, Diplomat, Economist
Birthdate: March 3, 1823
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vlachovo
Died: February 18, 1890

 9 John Harsanyi

John Harsanyi
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: May 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: August 9, 2000

Nobel Prize-winning Hungarian-American economist John Harsanyi is best remembered for developing game theory in mathematics. Known as one of the group of scientists called The Martians, he had escaped deportation during World War II and had fled to Austria and Australia, eventually attaining a PhD from Stanford in the U.S.

 10 Paul Halmos

Paul Halmos
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Birthdate: March 3, 1916
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: October 2, 2006

 11 Sándor Ferenczi

Sándor Ferenczi
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Famous As: Psychanalyst, Psychiatrist, Non-fiction writer, Neurologist
Birthdate: July 7, 1873
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miskolc
Died: May 22, 1933

 12 John Lukacs

John Lukacs
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: January 31, 1924
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: May 6, 2019

 13 Nicholas Kaldor

Nicholas Kaldor
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Famous As: Economist, Politician, University teacher
Birthdate: May 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: September 30, 1986

 14 Max Nordau

Max Nordau
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Famous As: Sociologist, Physician, Journalist, Writer
Birthdate: July 29, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pest
Died: January 22, 1923

 15 István Tisza

István Tisza
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 22, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 31, 1918

 16 Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 17 Ágnes Heller

Ágnes Heller
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 19, 2019

 18 George Gerbner

George Gerbner
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: August 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 24, 2005

 19 Avram Hershko

Avram Hershko
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Famous As: Biochemist, Educationist, University teacher
Birthdate: December 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karcag

 20 Gordon Bajnai

Gordon Bajnai
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Famous As: Prime Minister, economist
Birthdate: March 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Szeged

 21 József Antall

József Antall
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: April 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pestújhely, Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 12, 1993

 22 Franz Alexander

Franz Alexander
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: January 22, 1891
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: March 8, 1964

 23 Ladislas Farago

Ladislas Farago
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: September 21, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Csurgó, Hungary
Died: October 15, 1980

 24 Ferenc Kazinczy

Ferenc Kazinczy
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Famous As: Linguist, Writer, Playwright, Poet
Birthdate: October 27, 1759
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Șimian
Died: August 23, 1831

 25 Denis Farkasfalvy

Denis Farkasfalvy
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Famous As: Catholic priest
Birthdate: April 23, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Székesfehérvár, Hungary
Died: May 20, 2020

 26 Géza Róheim

Géza Róheim
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Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: September 12, 1891
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: June 7, 1953

 27 János Majláth

János Majláth
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Famous As: Translator
Birthdate: October 5, 1786
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Died: January 3, 1855

 28 Valéria Dienes

Valéria Dienes
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 25, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Szekszárd, Hungary
Died: June 8, 1978

 29 Péter Bod

Péter Bod
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: February 22, 1712
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cernat, Romania
Died: March 2, 1769

 30 Sándor Bálint

Sándor Bálint
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Famous As: Ethnographer
Birthdate: August 1, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary
Died: May 10, 1980

 31 Vilmos Diószegi

Vilmos Diószegi
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Famous As: Folklorist
Birthdate: May 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: July 22, 1972