Famous Hungarian Poets

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 1 Hannah Szenes

Hannah Szenes
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Famous As: Writer, Poet
Birthdate: July 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest
Died: November 7, 1944

 2 Geza Rohrig

Geza Rohrig
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 3 Sándor Petőfi

Sándor Petőfi
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Famous As: Poet, revolutionary
Birthdate: January 1, 1823
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kiskőrös
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 4 Attila József

Attila József
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 11, 1905
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: District IX., Budapest, Hungary
Died: December 3, 1937

 5 Frigyes Karinthy

Frigyes Karinthy
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 25, 1887
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 29, 1938

 6 Endre Ady

Endre Ady
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Famous As: Turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet
Birthdate: November 22, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ady Endre, Romania
Died: January 27, 1919

Endre Ady was a Hungarian poet and journalist. Widely regarded as the 20th century's greatest Hungarian poet, Ady is credited with introducing a new, modern style of poetry, breaking away from the folksy style of Sándor Petőfi, which was widely followed by Hungarian poets at that time. In 1947, a postage stamp featuring Ady's likeness was issued by Hungary. 

 7 Janos Arany

Janos Arany
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 2, 1817
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Salonta, Romania
Died: October 22, 1882
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 8 Miklos Radnoti

Miklos Radnoti
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Budapest, Austria-Hungary
Died: October 31, 1944

 9 Béla Balázs

Béla Balázs
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Famous As: Film critic
Birthdate: August 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Szeged, Hungary
Died: May 17, 1949

 10 Mihály Vörösmarty

Mihály Vörösmarty
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 1, 1800
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kápolnásnyék, Hungary
Died: November 19, 1855

 11 Ferenc Kölcsey

Ferenc Kölcsey
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 8, 1790
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sauca, Romania
Died: August 24, 1838

 12 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

 13 Mihály Babits

Mihály Babits
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 26, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Szekszárd, Hungary
Died: August 4, 1941

 14 Bálint Balassi

Bálint Balassi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: October 20, 1554
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Zólyom, Hungary
Died: May 30, 1594

 15 Sándor Weöres

Sándor Weöres
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 22, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Szombathely, Hungary
Died: January 22, 1989

 16 Imre Madách

Imre Madách
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 20, 1823
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dolná Strehová, Slovakia, Kingdom of Hungary
Died: October 5, 1864

 17 Gyula Illyés

Gyula Illyés
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 2, 1902
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Felsőrácegres, Pálfa, Hungary
Died: April 15, 1983

 18 Lajos Kassák

Lajos Kassák
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nové Zámky, Hungary
Died: July 22, 1967

 19 Mihály Csokonai Vitéz

Mihály Csokonai Vitéz
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 17, 1773
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Debrecen, Hungary
Died: January 28, 1805

 20 Dániel Berzsenyi

Dániel Berzsenyi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 7, 1776
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Egyházashetye, Hungary
Died: February 24, 1836

 21 Sándor Csoóri

Sándor Csoóri
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zámoly, Hungary
Died: September 12, 2016

 22 Geza Szocs

Geza Szocs
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Târgu Mureș, Romania
Died: November 5, 2020

 23 Tibor Déry

Tibor Déry
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 18, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: August 18, 1977

 24 József Katona

József Katona
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Famous As: Playwright
Birthdate: November 11, 1791
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kecskemét, Hungary
Died: April 16, 1830

 25 János Batsányi

János Batsányi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 9, 1763
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tapolca, Hungary
Died: May 12, 1845

 26 Gyula Kodolányi

Gyula Kodolányi
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

 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 István Eörsi

István Eörsi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 16, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: October 13, 2005