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
Elizabeth BáthoryElizabeth Báthory
07 August 1560
Countess, Serial Killer

Zsa Zsa GaborZsa Zsa Gabor
06 February 1917
Socialite, Actress

Harry HoudiniHarry Houdini
24 March 1874
Illusionist

John von NeumannJohn von Neumann
28 December 1903
Mathematician

Mickey HargitayMickey Hargitay
06 January 1926
Actor
Franz LisztFranz Liszt
22 October 1811
Composer, pianist, conductor and teacher

Theodor HerzlTheodor Herzl
02 May 1860
Journalist

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

Bela LugosiBela Lugosi
20 October 1882
American actor
Viktor OrbánViktor Orbán
31 May 1963
Prime Minister of Hungary

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

Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler
05 September 1905
 
Tommy RamoneTommy Ramone
29 January 1949
Record Producer, Drummer

Georg SoltiGeorg Solti
21 October 1912
Conductor, Pianist

Ilona StallerIlona Staller
26 November 1951
Politician, Singer

Miklós HorthyMiklós Horthy
18 June 1868
Military Leader
Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
05 May 1747
Holy Roman Emperor

Paul ErdősPaul Erdős
26 March 1913
Mathematician
Bela BartokBela Bartok
25 March 1881
Composer, Pianist

Ignaz SemmelweisIgnaz Semmelweis
01 July 1818
Physician

Ferdinand I of AustriaFerdinand I of Austria
19 April 1793
Emperor
Joseph PulitzerJoseph Pulitzer
10 April 1847
Journalist & Publisher

Jadwiga of PolandJadwiga of Poland
1373 AD
First Female Monarch of Poland
Robert CapaRobert Capa
22 October 1913
Photographer, Photojournalist

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

Erno RubikErno Rubik
13 July 1944
Inventor
Imre NagyImre Nagy
07 June 1896
Politician

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

Zoltan KodalyZoltan Kodaly
16 December 1882
Composer

Oleksandra NikolayenkoOleksandra Nikolayenko
03 July 1981
Model

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

Andre KerteszAndre Kertesz
02 July 1894
Photographer

BrassaiBrassaï
09 September 1899
Photographer

John HarsanyiJohn Harsanyi
29 May 1920
Economist
Endre AdyEndre Ady
22 November 1877
Poet

George A. OlahGeorge A. Olah
22 May 1927
Chemist

Friedrich von AmerlingFriedrich von Amerling
14 April 1803
Portrait Painter

István FerenczyIstván Ferenczy
24 February 1792
Hungarian sculptor

Eva GaborEva Gabor
11 February 1919
Actor, Voice actor, Socialite, Stage actor,
Marton CsokasMarton Csokas
30 June 1966
Actor

Ferenc PuskásFerenc Puskás
01 April 1927
Footballer
Judit PolgárJudit Polgár
23 July 1976
Chess player

Otto von HabsburgOtto von Habsburg
20 November 1912
Politician

Louis II of HungaryLouis II of Hungary
01 July 1506
Politician
Big Nose KateBig Nose Kate
09 November 1849
Prostitute

Anna RudolfAnna Rudolf
12 November 1987
Chess player
Magda GaborMagda Gabor
11 June 1915
Actress

Comte de Saint-GermainComte de Saint-Germain
1691 AD
Adventurer

Leopold I, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
09 June 1640
Composer

Matthias CorvinusMatthias Corvinus
23 February 1443
King

Cornel WildeCornel Wilde
13 October 1912
Actor
Péter GulácsiPéter Gulácsi
06 May 1990
Footballer

John HunyadiJohn Hunyadi
1406 AD
Politician

Edgar ÆthelingEdgar Ætheling
1051 AD
King

Ferdinand III, Holy Roman EmperorFerdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor
13 July 1608
Composer
Márton FucsovicsMárton Fucsovics
08 February 1992
Tennis player

Johanna KontaJohanna Konta
17 May 1991
Tennis player
György LukácsGyörgy Lukács
13 April 1885
Philosopher

Muhammad AsadMuhammad Asad
02 July 1900
Journalist

Andrew GroveAndrew Grove
02 September 1936
Businessman
Joseph I, Holy Roman EmperorJoseph I, Holy Roman Emperor
26 July 1678
Holy Roman emperor

Karl PolanyiKarl Polanyi
25 October 1886
Economist, Anthropologist, Economic historian,
Stephen I of HungaryStephen I of Hungary
0975 AD
Grand Prince

Attila CsiharAttila Csihar
29 March 1971
Vocalist

Sylvia PlachySylvia Plachy
24 May 1943
Photographer
Thomas SzaszThomas Szasz
15 April 1920
Psychiatrist

Jázmin DammakJázmin Dammak
27 June 1984
Model
Béla TarrBéla Tarr
21 July 1955
Screenwriter, Film director

Elizabeth of HungaryElizabeth of Hungary
07 July 1207
Saint

Louis I of HungaryLouis I of Hungary
05 March 1326
 

Charles SimonyiCharles Simonyi
10 September 1948
Astronaut, Computer scientist, Engineer,
Philip de LászlóPhilip de László
30 April 1869
Painter
János KádárJános Kádár
26 May 1912
political

OrbanOrban
Engineer

Thomas PeterffyThomas Peterffy
1944 AD
Businessperson

Lajos Kossuth de Udvard et KossuthfalvaLajos Kossuth
16 September 1802
Lawyer
Miklós FehérMiklós Fehér
20 July 1979
Footballer

Ahna CapriAhna Capri
06 July 1944
Actress

Archduchess Marie Valerie of AustriaArchduchess Marie Valerie of Austria
22 April 1868
Archduchess

Ferenc SzálasiFerenc Szálasi
06 January 1897
Political leader, Prime Minister

Theodore von KarmanTheodore von Karman
11 May 1881
Mathematician
Sir Alexander KordaSir Alexander Korda
16 September 1893
Film Director

Kornél MundruczóKornél Mundruczó
03 April 1975
Film director
Paul LukasPaul Lukas
26 May 1894
Actor

Béla KunBéla Kun
20 February 1886
Politician, Diplomat, Journalist
Péter LékóPéter Lékó
08 September 1979
Chess Grandmaster
Ladislao KubalaLadislao Kubala
10 June 1927
Footballer