Famous People From Hungary
Find out more about the greatest Hungarian Writers, including Arthur Koestler, Thomas Szasz, George Friedman, Karl Polanyi and Hannah Szenes.
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905
 
Endre AdyEndre Ady
22 November 1877
Poet

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
25 October 1886
Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian,

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
15 April 1920
Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University

George FriedmanGeorge Friedman
01 February 1949
Political Scientist

Emma OrczyEmma Orczy
23 September 1865
Novelist
Hannah SzenesHannah Szenes
17 July 1921
Writer, Poet

Imre KertészImre Kertész
09 November 1929
Novelist

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
17 June 1901
Physician, Writer
Gitta SerenyGitta Sereny
13 February 1921
journalist, writer, historian, non-fiction writer

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
27 March 1893
Sociologist, University teacher, Writer
Sándor PetőfiSándor Petőfi
01 January 1823
Poet, revolutionary

Kati MartonKati Marton
03 April 1949
Journalist, writer

Sándor FerencziSándor Ferenczi
07 July 1873
Psychanalyst, Psychiatrist, Non-fiction writer,

Sándor MáraiSándor Márai
11 April 1900
Writer

József MindszentyJózsef Mindszenty
29 March 1892
Catholic priest
Max NordauMax Nordau
29 July 1849
Sociologist, Physician, Journalist, Writer

Ferenc MolnárFerenc Molnár
12 January 1878
Author

László NemesLászló Nemes
18 February 1977
Film Director

Attila JózsefAttila József
11 April 1905
Hungarian poet
Ephraim KishonEphraim Kishon
23 August 1924
Author

Ödön von HorváthÖdön von Horváth
09 December 1901
Writer
Wolfgang von KempelenWolfgang von Kempelen
23 January 1734
Engineer, Writer, Painter, Playwright, Chess

Franz GrillparzerFranz Grillparzer
15 January 1791
Austrian writer

Béla BalázsBéla Balázs
04 August 1884
Film critic
Mór JókaiMór Jókai
18 February 1825
Novelist

George TaboriGeorge Tabori
24 May 1914
Writer
Olga LengyelOlga Lengyel
19 October 1908
Writer

Dezső KosztolányiDezső Kosztolányi
29 March 1885
Hungarian author

Mihály VörösmartyMihály Vörösmarty
01 December 1800
Poet
Miklós ZrínyiMiklós Zrínyi
05 January 1620
Military Leader

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August ŠenoaAugust Šenoa
14 November 1838
Novelist
Egon RonayEgon Ronay
24 July 1915
Food Critic

Fritz MauthnerFritz Mauthner
22 November 1849
Novelist

Kálmán MikszáthKálmán Mikszáth
16 January 1847
Novelist

Zsigmond MóriczZsigmond Móricz
29 June 1879
Novelist
Péter NádasPéter Nádas
14 October 1942
Author
Ladislas FaragoLadislas Farago
21 September 1906
Historian

József EötvösJózsef Eötvös
03 September 1813
Writer

Bálint BalassiBálint Balassi
20 October 1554
Poet

Ferenc KazinczyFerenc Kazinczy
27 October 1759
Linguist, Writer, Playwright, Poet
Mihály BabitsMihály Babits
26 November 1883
Author

György FaludyGyörgy Faludy
22 September 1910
Poet

Sándor WeöresSándor Weöres
22 June 1913
Poet

Ferenc KölcseyFerenc Kölcsey
08 August 1790
Poet

Gyula IllyésGyula Illyés
02 November 1902
Poet
Imre MadáchImre Madách
20 January 1823
Writer

Lajos KassákLajos Kassák
21 March 1887
Writer
Stefan LorantStefan Lorant
22 February 1901
Filmmaker

Julius Meier-GraefeJulius Meier-Graefe
10 June 1867
Art Critic

Miklós SzentkuthyMiklós Szentkuthy
02 June 1908
Writer
István CsurkaIstván Csurka
27 March 1934
Politician

Dániel BerzsenyiDániel Berzsenyi
07 May 1776
Poet
Károly KisfaludyKároly Kisfaludy
05 February 1788
Dramatist

János BatsányiJános Batsányi
09 May 1763
Poet

Ferenc HerczegFerenc Herczeg
22 September 1863
Writer

Tibor DéryTibor Déry
18 October 1894
Writer

József KatonaJózsef Katona
11 November 1791
Playwright
Sándor CsoóriSándor Csoóri
03 February 1930
Poet

Adolf FischhofAdolf Fischhof
08 December 1816
Writer

Zsigmond KeményZsigmond Kemény
12 June 1814
Author

Mihály Csokonai VitézMihály Csokonai Vitéz
17 November 1773
Poet
Max ThorekMax Thorek
10 March 1880
Surgeon

István EörsiIstván Eörsi
16 June 1931
Writer
Eugene FodorEugene Fodor
14 October 1905
Writer

János MajláthJános Majláth
05 October 1786
Translator

Gyorgy SandorGyorgy Sandor
21 September 1912
Musician
Arpad GonczArpad Goncz
10 February 1922
Writer

Martin Julius EsslinMartin Julius Esslin
06 June 1918
Dramatist
Gyula Cseszneky de MilványGyula Cseszneky de Milvány
28 June 1914
Hungarian poet

Károly EötvösKároly Eötvös
11 March 1842
Hungarian writer, lawyer, and politician