Famous Hungarian Philosophers

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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 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

 4 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

 5 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.

 6 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

 7 Ervin Laszlo

Ervin Laszlo
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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 8 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

 9 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