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

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.
Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini
(Illusionist)

24 March 1874

31 October 1926

Budapest

Aries

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor
(Socialite, Actress)

06 February 1917

Budapest

Aquarius

John von NeumannJohn von Neumann
(Mathematician)

28 December 1903

08 February 1957

Budapest

Capricorn

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

22 October 1811

31 July 1886

Raiding, Hungary

Libra

Ilona StallerIlona Staller
(Porn star, Politician, and Singer.)

26 November 1951

Budapest

Sagittarius

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
(American actor)

20 October 1882

16 August 1956

Lugos, Austria-Hungary

Libra

Barbara PalvinBarbara Palvin
(Fashion Model)

08 October 1993

Budapest

Libra

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

13 March 1741

20 February 1790

Vienna

Pisces

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

17 August 1887

01 April 1922

Persenbeug-Gottsdorf

Leo

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

Marcel Lajos Breuer Marcel Breuer
(Architect & Furniture Designer)

21 May 1902

01 July 1981

Pécs, Austria-Hungary

Taurus

János ÁderJános Áder
(President of Hungary)

09 May 1959

Csorna

Taurus

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

31 July 1527

12 October 1576

Vienna

Leo

Bela BartokBela Bartok
(Composer, Pianist)

25 March 1881

26 September 1945

Sânnicolau Mare

Aries

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

Dennis GaborDennis Gabor
(Father of Holography)

05 June 1900

08 February 1979

Budapest

Gemini

Erno RubikErno Rubik
(Inventor)

13 July 1944

Budapest

Cancer

Ľudovít ŠtúrĽudovít Štúr
(Author)

28 October 1815

12 January 1856

Uhrovec

Scorpio

Oleksandra NikolayenkoOleksandra Nikolayenko
(Model)

03 July 1981

Budapest, Hungary

Cancer

Endre AdyEndre Ady
(Poet)

22 November 1877

27 January 1919

Căuaș

Scorpio

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
(Portrait Painter)

14 April 1803

14 January 1887

Vienna

Aries

Anton HausAnton Haus
(Naval officer)

13 June 1851

08 February 1917

Tolmin

Gemini

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
(Composer)

16 December 1882

01 January 1970

Kecskemét

Sagittarius

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

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
(Photographer)

02 July 1894

28 September 1985

Budapest, Hungary

Cancer

BrassaiBrassaï
(Photographer)

09 September 1899

08 July 1984

Brașov

Virgo

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi
(Economist)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

Eva GaborEva Gabor
(Actor, Voice actor, Socialite, Stage actor, Television actor)

11 February 1919

04 July 1995

Budapest

Aquarius

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

31 May 1963

Székesfehérvár

Gemini

Semion MogilevichSemion Mogilevich
(Criminal)

30 June 1946

Kyiv

Cancer

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
(Businessman)

02 September 1936

21 March 2016

Budapest, Hungary

Virgo

Martin of ToursMartin of Tours
(Saint)

0316 AD

08 November 0397

Szombathely, Hungary

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
(Politician)

20 November 1912

04 July 2011

Reichenau an der Rax

Scorpio

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

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

09 June 1640

05 May 1705

Vienna

Gemini

Brigitta BulgariBrigitta Bulgari
(Pornographic actor, Disc jockey, Actor, Playboy Playmate)

29 September 1982

Sátoraljaújhely

Libra

Louis I of HungaryLouis I of Hungary

05 March 1326

10 September 1382

Visegrád

Pisces

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

15 April 1920

08 September 2012

Budapest

Aries

Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
(Politician, Diplomat, Officer)

18 June 1868

09 February 1957

Kenderes

Gemini

George FriedmanGeorge Friedman

Hungary

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

25 October 1886

23 April 1964

Vienna

Scorpio

Rita FaltoyanoRita Faltoyano
(Pornographic actor, Model)

05 August 1978

Budapest

Leo

László Moholy-NagyLászló Moholy-Nagy
(Photographer)

20 July 1895

24 November 1946

Bácsborsód, Hungary

Cancer

Elizabeth of HungaryElizabeth of Hungary

07 July 1207

17 November 1231

Sárospatak

Cancer

Imre NagyImre Nagy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

07 June 1896

16 June 1958

Kaposvár

Gemini

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

0967 AD

15 August 1038

Kingdom of Hungary

Vilmos ZsigmondVilmos Zsigmond
(Cinematographer)

16 June 1930

01 January 2016

Szeged

Gemini

Victor VasarelyVictor Vasarely
(Painter, Visual artist, Sculptor)

09 April 1906

15 March 1997

Pécs

Aries

László BabaiLászló Babai
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, University teacher)

20 July 1950

Budapest

Cancer

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

21 October 1912

05 September 1997

Budapest

Libra

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi
(condottiero, politician)

1407 AD

11 August 1456

Hunedoara

Michael PolanyiMichael Polanyi
(Philosopher, Economist, Chemist)

11 March 1891

22 February 1976

Budapest

Pisces

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

13 July 1608

02 April 1657

Graz

Cancer

Arpad MiklosArpad Miklos
(Pornographic actor, Engineer, Actor)

11 September 1967

03 February 2013

Budapest

Virgo

Béla TarrBéla Tarr
(Screenwriter, Film director)

21 July 1955

Pécs

Cancer

Władysław III of PolandWładysław III of Poland
(King)

31 October 1424

10 November 1444

Kraków, Poland

Scorpio

Béla I of HungaryBéla I of Hungary
(King)

1016 AD

11 September 1063

Esztergom, Hungary

Béla KunBéla Kun
(Politician, Diplomat, Journalist)

20 February 1886

29 August 1938

Cehu Silvaniei

Pisces

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

26 July 1678

17 April 1711

Vienna

Leo

Dora VenterDora Venter

01 October 1976

Budapest

Libra

Hannah SzenesHannah Szenes
(Writer, Poet)

17 July 1921

07 November 1944

Budapest

Cancer

Béla KissBéla Kiss
(Serial Killer)

1877 AD

Izsák, Hungary

Angelica BellaAngelica Bella
(pornographic actor, actor)

15 February 1970

Tiszalök

Aquarius

Julia TaylorJulia Taylor
(Pornographic actor)

03 November 1978

Budapest

Scorpio

Margaret MahlerMargaret Mahler
(Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist)

10 May 1897

02 October 1985

Sopron

Taurus

Paul LukasPaul Lukas
(actor, screenwriter, film actor)

26 May 1891

15 August 1971

Budapest

Gemini

Katalin VadKatalin Vad
(Pornographic actor, Actor)

16 January 1980

Hungary

Capricorn

Kati MartonKati Marton
(Journalist, writer)

03 April 1949

Budapest

Aries

George de HevesyGeorge de Hevesy
(Chemist, University teacher)

01 August 1885

05 July 1966

Budapest

Leo

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

28 June 1831

15 August 1907

Kittsee

Cancer

Ladislaus I of HungaryLadislaus I of Hungary
(politician)

27 June 1046

29 July 1095

Kingdom of Poland

Cancer

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
(Tennis player)

17 May 1991

Sydney

Taurus

Elmyr de HoryElmyr de Hory
(art forger, painter)

14 April 1905

11 December 1976

Budapest

Aries

Eugene OrmandyEugene Ormandy
(Conductor, University teacher, Concertmaster)

18 November 1899

12 March 1985

Budapest

Scorpio

Mya DiamondMya Diamond
(Pornographic actor, Glamour model)

11 April 1981

Marcali

Aries

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
(Economist, University teacher)

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

Tibor KalmanTibor Kalman
(Graphic designer)

06 July 1949

02 May 1999

Budapest

Cancer

Miklós NyiszliMiklós Nyiszli
(Physician, Writer)

17 June 1901

05 May 1956

Șimleu Silvaniei

Gemini

Albert II of GermanyAlbert II of Germany
(politician)

10 August 1397

27 October 1439

Vienna

Leo

Béla IV of HungaryBéla IV of Hungary
(Politician)

29 November 1206

03 May 1270

Transylvania

Sagittarius

Marcell JankovicsMarcell Jankovics
(Film director, Screenwriter)

21 October 1941

Budapest

Libra

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
(Politician)

01 July 1506

29 August 1526

Buda

Cancer

Nikki AndersonNikki Anderson
(Pornographic actor, Glamour model, Model)

01 March 1977

Hungary

Pisces

Andrew III of HungaryAndrew III of Hungary
(prelate)

1265 AD

14 January 1301

Venice

Olga LengyelOlga Lengyel
(Writer)

19 October 1908

15 April 2001

Transylvania

Libra

Karl MannheimKarl Mannheim
(Sociologist, University teacher, Writer)

27 March 1893

09 January 1947

Budapest

Aries

Gitta SerenyGitta Sereny
(journalist, writer, historian, non-fiction writer)

13 February 1921

14 June 2012

Vienna

Aquarius

Rudolf KastnerRudolf Kastner
(journalist, lawyer)

1906 AD

15 March 1957

Cluj-Napoca

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

31 January 1924

Budapest

Aquarius

Paul HalmosPaul Halmos
(Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician)

03 March 1916

02 October 2006

Budapest

Pisces

Andrew G. VajnaAndrew G. Vajna
(Film producer)

01 August 1944

Budapest

Leo

OrbanOrban

1453 AD

Gyula AndrássyGyula Andrássy
(Politician, Diplomat, Economist)

03 March 1823

18 February 1890

Vlachovo

Pisces

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

07 June 1897

30 July 1970

Budapest

Gemini

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