Hungary not only has a fixation for moustaches and vodka, but also for great minds and unsurpassable talents. One of the best eastern European cities, Hungary has been home to some of world's mind-boggling magicians (Harry Houdini), jaw-droppingly beautiful move actors (Zsa Zsa Gabor), enticing pianists (Franz Liszt), authors (Noemi Ban), entrepreneurs (George Soros), chess players (Susan Polgar) and lot many other rich and famous people. Not just that, Hungary has also produced a wad of Noble prizewinners that has fetched the country an enviable standing in the world. It is because of these heavily talented and exceptionally resourceful men and women that Hungary owns a coveted spot among its peer countries. Let us delve deep into the rich and inspiring lives of some of Hungary's greatest people in the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts included in the biographies below. Rest assured each biography would make for a worthy read.
George SorosGeorge Soros
12 August 1930
Investor, Philanthropist
Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini
24 March 1874
Illusionist

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor
06 February 1917
Socialite, Actress

Elizabeth BáthoryElizabeth Báthory
07 August 1560
Countess, Serial Killer

John von NeumannJohn von Neumann
28 December 1903
Mathematician

Franz LisztFranz Liszt
22 October 1811
Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher
Viktor OrbánViktor Orbán
31 May 1963
Prime Minister of Hungary

Ignaz SemmelweisIgnaz Semmelweis
01 July 1818
Physician

Mickey HargitayMickey Hargitay
06 January 1926
Actor
Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
20 October 1882
American actor

Charles I of AustriaCharles I of Austria
17 August 1887
Last ruler of Austro-Hungarian Empire
Barbara PalvinBarbara Palvin
08 October 1993
Fashion Model

Geli RaubalGeli Raubal
04 June 1908
Hitler’s Niece

Ferdinand PorscheFerdinand Porsche
03 September 1875
Founder of Porsche Automobile Company

Joseph II, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph II, Holy Roman Emperor
13 March 1741
Holy Roman Emperor

Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl
02 May 1860
Journalist
Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10 April 1847
Journalist & Publisher

Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
18 June 1868
Military Leader

Ilona StallerIlona Staller
26 November 1951
Politician, Singer

Tommy RamoneTommy Ramone
29 January 1949
Record Producer, Drummer
Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
05 May 1747
Holy Roman Emperor

Paul ErdősPaul Erdős
26 March 1913
Mathematician
Jadwiga of PolandJadwiga of Poland
1373 AD
First Female Monarch of Poland

Ferdinand I of AustriaFerdinand I of Austria
19 April 1793
Emperor

Robert CapaRobert Capa
22 October 1913
Photographer
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905
 

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
21 October 1912
Conductor, Pianist
Imre NagyImre Nagy
07 June 1896
Politician

Maximilian II, Holy Roman EmperorMaximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
31 July 1527
Holy Roman Emperor

János ÁderJános Áder
09 May 1959
President of Hungary
Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
21 May 1902
Architect & Furniture Designer

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Imre LakatosImre Lakatos
09 November 1922
Philosopher
Albert von Szent-Györgyi Albert Szent-Györgyi
16 September 1893
Physiologist

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
05 June 1900
Father of Holography

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
29 May 1920
Economist

BrassaiBrassaï
09 September 1899
Photographer
Oleksandra NikolayenkoOleksandra Nikolayenko
03 July 1981
Model
Endre AdyEndre Ady
22 November 1877
Poet

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
14 April 1803
Portrait Painter

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
02 July 1894
Photographer

Bela BartokBela Bartok
25 March 1881
Composer, Pianist
Erno RubikErno Rubik
13 July 1944
Inventor

George A. OlahGeorge A. Olah
22 May 1927
Chemist

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
16 December 1882
Composer

István FerenczyIstván Ferenczy
24 February 1792
Hungarian sculptor

Mona LisaMona Lisa
31 December 1976
Actress
Eva GaborEva Gabor
11 February 1919
Actor, Voice actor, Socialite, Stage actor,

Ferenc PuskásFerenc Puskás
01 April 1927
Footballer
Stella StevensStella Stevens
21 October 1982
Actress

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
Politician

Big Nose KateBig Nose Kate
09 November 1849
Prostitute
Judit PolgárJudit Polgár
23 July 1976
Chess Grandmaster

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640
Composer
Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
13 October 1912
Actor

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi
1406 AD
Political figure

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi
1407 AD
condottiero, politician

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
02 September 1936
Businessman

Thomas PeterffyThomas Peterffy
1944 AD
Businessperson
György LukácsGyörgy Lukács
13 April 1885
Philosopher

Paul LukasPaul Lukas
26 May 1894
Actor

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

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
13 July 1608
Composer
Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
0316 AD
Saint

Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi
10 September 1948
Astronaut, Computer scientist, Engineer,
Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0975 AD
Saint

Attila the HunAttila the Hun
0406 AD
Political leader

Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
15 April 1920
Psychiatrist, Scientist, Writer, University
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678
Composer

OrbanOrban
Engineer
Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player

Béla TarrBéla Tarr
21 July 1955
Screenwriter, Film director

Károly TakácsKároly Takács
21 January 1910
Olympic shooter
George FriedmanGeorge Friedman
01 February 1949
Political Scientist

Arpad MiklosArpad Miklos
11 September 1967
Adult Film Star, Engineer, Actor
Béla KunBéla Kun
20 February 1886
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
06 January 1897
Political leader, Prime Minister

Emma OrczyEmma Orczy
23 September 1865
Novelist

Louis I of HungaryLouis I of Hungary
05 March 1326
 
Stephen BáthoryStephen Báthory
27 September 1533
King
János KádárJános Kádár
26 May 1912
political

Elizabeth of HungaryElizabeth of Hungary
07 July 1207
Saint

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et KossuthfalvaLajos Kossuth
16 September 1802
Lawyer

Sándor KocsisSándor Kocsis
21 September 1929
Footballer
László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy
20 July 1895
Photographer

Mátyás RákosiMátyás Rákosi
09 March 1892
Politician

Zoltán GeraZoltán Gera
22 April 1979
Footballer

Miklós FehérMiklós Fehér
20 July 1979
Footballer

Michael PolanyiMichael Polanyi
11 March 1891
Philosopher, Economist, Chemist
Eva BartokEva Bartok
18 June 1927
Actor

Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely
09 April 1906
Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor
Emile CzajaEmile Czaja
15 July 1909
Wrestler

Władysław III of PolandWładysław III of Poland
31 October 1424
King
Franz LehárFranz Lehár
30 April 1870
Composer
Béla IV of HungaryBéla IV of Hungary
29 November 1206
King