List of famous Hungarian men with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Hungary

Hungarian men have earned a reputation for being the handsomest in Eastern Europe. With a warm heart and hospitable nature, they come across as good natured individuals with warrior traits but polite and cultivated mannerism. A natural intelligence is common to all Hungarian men, which best explains the plethora of notable Hungarian males that the world has been exposed to. Be it in the field of art and entertainment or science and technology, commerce and business or history and politics, Hungarian men have been everywhere.

George SorosGeorge Soros

12 August 1930

Budapest, Hungary

Leo

John von NeumannJohn von Neumann
(Mathematician)

28 December 1903

08 February 1957

Budapest

Capricorn

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini
(Illusionist)

24 March 1874

31 October 1926

Budapest

Aries

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
(Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher)

22 October 1811

31 July 1886

Raiding, Hungary

Libra

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
(American actor)

20 October 1882

16 August 1956

Lugos, Austria-Hungary

Libra

Charles I of AustriaCharles I of Austria
(Last ruler of Austro-Hungarian Empire)

17 August 1887

01 April 1922

Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

Leo

Joseph II, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

13 March 1741

20 February 1790

Vienna

Pisces

Robert CapaRobert Capa
(Photographer)

22 October 1913

25 May 1954

Budapest

Libra

Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
(Journalist & Publisher)

10 April 1847

29 October 1911

Makó

Aries

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler

05 September 1905

01 March 1983

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Holy Roman Emperor)

31 July 1527

12 October 1576

Vienna

Leo

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)

21 May 1902

01 July 1981

Pécs, Austria-Hungary

Taurus

Imre LakatosImre Lakatos
(Philosopher)

09 November 1922

02 February 1974

Debrecen

Scorpio

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
(Physiologist)

16 September 1893

22 October 1986

Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Virgo

BrassaiBrassaï
(Photographer)

09 September 1899

08 July 1984

Brașov

Virgo

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
(Father of Holography)

05 June 1900

08 February 1979

Budapest

Gemini

Erno RubikErno Rubik
(Inventor)

13 July 1944

Budapest

Cancer

Endre AdyEndre Ady
(Poet)

22 November 1877

27 January 1919

Căuaș

Scorpio

Bela BartokBela Bartok
(Composer, Pianist)

25 March 1881

26 September 1945

Nagyszentmiklós

Aries

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
(Portrait Painter)

14 April 1803

14 January 1887

Vienna

Aries

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
(Composer)

16 December 1882

01 January 1970

Kecskemét

Sagittarius

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
(Photographer)

02 July 1894

28 September 1985

Budapest, Hungary

Cancer

János ÁderJános Áder
(President of Hungary)

09 May 1959

Csorna

Taurus

George A. OlahGeorge A. Olah
(Chemist)

22 May 1927

08 March 2017

Budapest, Hungary

Gemini

István FerenczyIstván Ferenczy
(Hungarian sculptor)

24 February 1792

04 July 1856

Pisces

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi
(Economist)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
(Politician)

20 November 1912

04 July 2011

Reichenau an der Rax

Scorpio

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
(Criminal)

30 June 1946

Kyiv

Cancer

Viktor OrbánViktor Orbán
(Politician, Jurist, Association football player, Lawyer)

31 May 1963

Székesfehérvár

Gemini

Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
(Politician, Diplomat, Officer)

18 June 1868

09 February 1957

Kenderes

Gemini

Charles VI, Holy Roman EmperorCharles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
(Emperor)

01 October 1685

20 October 1740

Vienna

Libra

Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
(Politician)

05 May 1747

01 March 1792

Vienna

Taurus

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
(Conductor, Pianist, Musician, Composer, Music director)

21 October 1912

05 September 1997

Budapest

Libra

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

09 June 1640

05 May 1705

Vienna

Gemini

Imre NagyImre Nagy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

07 June 1896

16 June 1958

Kaposvár

Gemini

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(Saint)

0316 AD

08 November 0397

Hungary

Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
(Former Grand Prince of the Hungarians)

0967 AD

15 August 1038

Esztergom

Béla KissBéla Kiss
(Serial Killer)

1877 AD

Izsák, Hungary

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi
(condottiero, politician)

1407 AD

11 August 1456

Hunedoara

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
(Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University teacher)

15 April 1920

08 September 2012

Budapest

Aries

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

13 July 1608

02 April 1657

Graz

Cancer

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
(Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian, Historian, Journalist, Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist)

25 October 1886

23 April 1964

Vienna

Scorpio

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
(Businessman)

02 September 1936

21 March 2016

Budapest, Hungary

Virgo

Attila the HunAttila the Hun
(Political leader)

0406 AD

29 February 0453

Pannonia

George FriedmanGeorge Friedman

Hungary

Arpad MiklosArpad Miklos
(Pornographic actor, Engineer, Actor)

11 September 1967

03 February 2013

Budapest

Virgo

Paul LukasPaul Lukas
(actor, screenwriter, film actor)

26 May 1891

15 August 1971

Budapest

Gemini

Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
(Composer)

26 July 1678

17 April 1711

Vienna

Leo

Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely
(Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor)

09 April 1906

15 March 1997

Pécs

Aries

Louis I of HungaryLouis I of Hungary

05 March 1326

10 September 1382

Visegrád

Pisces

László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)

20 July 1895

24 November 1946

Bácsborsód, Hungary

Cancer

Béla KunBéla Kun
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)

20 February 1886

29 August 1938

Cehu Silvaniei

Pisces

Béla TarrBéla Tarr
(Screenwriter, Film director)

21 July 1955

Pécs

Cancer

Michael PolanyiMichael Polanyi
(Philosopher, Economist, Chemist)

11 March 1891

22 February 1976

Budapest

Pisces

Albert II of GermanyAlbert II of Germany
(politician)

10 August 1397

27 October 1439

Vienna

Leo

Imre KertészImre Kertész
(Novelist)

09 November 1929

31 March 2016

Budapest

Scorpio

Albert Szent-GyörgyiAlbert Szent-Györgyi
(Biochemist, Scientist, Politician, Physician, University teacher)

16 September 1893

22 October 1986

Budapest

Virgo

Rudolf KastnerRudolf Kastner
(journalist, lawyer)

1906 AD

15 March 1957

Cluj-Napoca

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)

17 June 1901

05 May 1956

Șimleu Silvaniei

Gemini

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
(Politician)

01 July 1506

29 August 1526

Buda

Cancer

Andrew II of HungaryAndrew II of Hungary
(King)

1177 AD

21 September 1235

Esztergom

Charles I of HungaryCharles I of Hungary
(King of Hungary)

1288 AD

16 July 1342

Naples

Ladislaus I of HungaryLadislaus I of Hungary
(politician)

27 June 1046

29 July 1095

Kingdom of Poland

Cancer

Michu MeszarosMichu Meszaros
(Actor, Film actor)

20 September 1939

13 June 2016

Budapest

Virgo

S. Z. SakallS. Z. Sakall
(actor, screenwriter, writer, stage actor)

02 February 1883

12 February 1955

Budapest

Aquarius

Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
(Cinematographer)

16 June 1930

01 January 2016

Szeged

Gemini

Béla IV of HungaryBéla IV of Hungary
(Politician)

29 November 1206

03 May 1270

Transylvania

Sagittarius

Andrew G. VajnaAndrew G. Vajna
(Film producer)

01 August 1944

Budapest

Leo

Joseph JoachimJoseph Joachim
(Composer, Conductor, Concertmaster, Musicologist, Music educator, University teacher, Musician)

28 June 1831

15 August 1907

Kittsee

Cancer

József MindszentyJózsef Mindszenty
(Catholic priest)

29 March 1892

06 May 1975

Csehimindszent

Aries

OrbanOrban

1453 AD

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(Sociologist, University teacher, Writer)

27 March 1893

09 January 1947

Budapest

Aries

Elmyr de HoryElmyr de Hory
(art forger, painter)

14 April 1905

11 December 1976

Budapest

Aries

Laszlo TothLaszlo Toth
(geologist)

01 July 1938

11 September 2012

Pilisvörösvár

Cancer

Gyula AndrássyGyula Andrássy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

03 March 1823

18 February 1890

Vlachovo

Pisces

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
(Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster)

18 November 1899

12 March 1985

Budapest

Scorpio

Paul HalmosPaul Halmos
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician)

03 March 1916

02 October 2006

Budapest

Pisces

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
(Economist, University teacher)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

George SzellGeorge Szell
(Conductor, Pianist, Composer, University teacher)

07 June 1897

30 July 1970

Budapest

Gemini

John LukacsJohn Lukacs
(Historian of the modern age, Historian, University teacher)

31 January 1924

Budapest

Aquarius

George de HevesyGeorge de Hevesy
(Chemist, University teacher)

01 August 1885

05 July 1966

Budapest

Leo