Famous Hungarian - Hungarian Celebrities

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.

Find out more about the greatest Hungarians, including George Soros, Harry Houdini, Zsa Zsa Gabor, John von Neumann and Viktor Orbán.

The Most Famous Hungarian

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Oleksandra NikolayenkoJuly 3, 1981HungarianOleksandra Nikolayenko is an Unkrainian model and actress
Erno RubikJuly 13, 1944HungarianThe famous inventor and educationist, Erno Rubik is known world-wide for his invention the ‘Rubik’s Cube’
Ilona StallerNovember 26, 1951HungarianIlona Staller is a famous Hungarian adult film star and politician
Barbara PalvinOctober 8, 1993HungarianBarbara Palvin is a Hungary-born supermodel gained popularity for walking the runway at Victoria’s Secret fashion shows
Arthur KoestlerSeptember 5, 1905Hungarian, BritishArthur Koestler was a Hungarian-British author and journalist best known for his book ‘Darkness at Noon.’ This biography of Arthur Koestler provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
John C HarsanyiMay 29, 1920Hungarian, AmericanRead on to know the profile, career, important works, contributions and timeline of the famous American economist and Nobel Laureate, John C Harsanyi.
Marcel BreuerMay 21, 1902HungarianMarcel Lajos Breuer was a world famous modernist architect and designer considered as one of the most prominent proponents of International Style
Harry HoudiniMarch 24, 1874HungarianHungarian-born Harry Houdini was a legendary magician, famous for his exceptional escape stunts
George SorosAugust 12, 1930Hungarian, AmericanGeorge Soros is a highly successful businessman and philanthropist of Hungarian origin
János ÁderMay 9, 1959HungarianJanos Ader was the former President of Hungary and was known for his progressive policies and efforts for water and land conservation in the country

George A. Olah

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HungarianMay 22, 1927131 views

Arthur Koestler

Arthur Koestler was a Hungarian-British author and journalist best known for his book ‘Darkness at Noon.’ This biography of Arthur Koestler provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Albert Szent-Györgyi

Albert von Szent-Györgyi Nagyrápolt was a Hungarian born American physiologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1937.

AustrianSeptember 16, 1893173 views

Dennis Gabor

Dennis Gabor was a Hungarian-born British electrical engineer and physicist, best known for inventing holography

HungarianJune 5, 1900123 views

Marcel Breuer

Marcel Lajos Breuer was a world famous modernist architect and designer considered as one of the most prominent proponents of International Style

HungarianMay 21, 1902202 views

Joseph Pulitzer

Joseph Pulitzer was one of the most prominent US journalists and publisher of his times

HungarianApril 10, 1847123 views

Charles I of Austria

Charles I of Austria was the last Emperor of Austria and last King of Hungary

HungarianAugust 17, 188792 views

Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor

Maximilian was the Holy Roman Emperor who served as the King of Germany, Bohemia, Hungary and Croatia

HungarianJuly 31, 152795 views

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

Joseph II was the Holy Roman Emperor of the Austrian Habsburg dominion from 1765 to 1790

HungarianMarch 13, 174198 views

Imre Lakatos

Imre Lakatos was a distinguished Hungarian philosopher best known for his contributions to the philosophy of science and mathematics