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List of notable or famous engineers from Hungary, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in Hungary and even some popular engineers who immigrated to Hungary. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Hungarian engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known engineer from Hungary is included when available.

People include everything from Nikola Tesla to Charles Simonyi.

This historic engineers from Hungary list can help answer the questions "Who are some Hungarian engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous engineers from Hungary?" These prominent engineers of Hungary may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Hungarian engineers.

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Andrew Grove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
age 81 Andrew Stephen Grove, is a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author. He is a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry. He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the ...more

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Ányos Jedlik is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 95 (1800-1895) Ányos István Jedlik was a Hungarian inventor, engineer, physicist, and Benedictine priest of Slovak origin. He was also a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and author of ...more

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Béla Barényi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Béla Barényi Dec. at 90 (1907-1997) Béla Barényi was a Hungarian-Austrian engineer, regarded as the father of passive safety in automobiles. He was born in Hirtenberg near Vienna during the Austro-Hungarian Empire. ...more

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Béla Gerster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 73 (1850-1923) Béla Gerster was a Hungarian engineer and canal architect. He took part in an early expedition to determine the route of the Panama Canal, and was the chief engineer of the Corinth

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Béla Magyari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
age 68 Béla Magyari was Colonel of the Hungarian Air Force. He graduated from the Hungarian Airforce Academy "György Kilián" in 1969. He was selected as backup for Bertalan ...more

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Charles Simonyi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
age 69 Charles Simonyi, son of Károly Simonyi, is a Hungarian-American computer software executive who, as head of Microsoft's application software group, oversaw the creation of Microsoft's ...more

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Csaba Horváth is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Csaba Horváth Dec. at 74 (1930-2004) Csaba Horváth was a Hungarian-American chemical engineer, particularly noted for building the first high-performance liquid chromatograph.

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Dénes Mihály is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dénes Mihály Dec. at 59 (1894-1953) Dénes Mihály was a Hungarian inventor, engineer. Mihály graduated as a mechanical engineer at the Technical University in Budapest. During his high school studies – at the ...more

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Donát Bánki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 63 (1859-1922) Donát Bánki was a Hungarian mechanical engineer and inventor. In 1893 he invented the carburetor for the stationary engine, together with János Csonka. The invention is ...more

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Ernő Winter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Ernő Winter Dec. at 74 (1897-1971) Hungarian Ernő Winter was an engineer who developed barium lamps. Working at Tungsram, Ernő Winter, along with others, co-developed tungsten technology for the production of more reliable and ...more

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Ferdinand Porsche is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 76 (1875-1951) Ferdinand Porsche was an automotive engineer and founder of the Porsche car company. He is best known for creating the first gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle, the Volkswagen Beetle, the ...more

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Ferenc Anisits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Ferenc Anisits age 79 Ferenc Anisits is a Hungarian engineer, engine developer. He founded the BMW Diesel Development Center in Steyr, Austria. He was born in Szolnok, Hungary. He graduated in 1962 from the Budapest ...more

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George Clifford Sziklai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
George Clifford Sziklai Dec. at 89 (1909-1998) George Clifford Sziklai was a renowned electronics engineer, who among many other contributions to radio and TV electronics invented the transistor configuration named after him, the Sziklai ...more

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György Jendrassik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 56 (1898-1954) György Jendrassik was a Hungarian physicist and mechanical engineer. Jendrassik completed his education at Budapest's József Technical University, then at the University of Berlin ...more

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György Szigeti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
György Szigeti Dec. at 73 (1905-1978) György Szigeti, also known as Gyorgy Szigeti, was a Hungarian physicist and engineer who developed tungsten lamps. In 1923 at Tungsram Ltd., a research laboratory was established for ...more

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Imre Bródy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Imre Bródy Dec. at 53 (1891-1944) Imre Bródy was a Hungarian physicist who invented in 1930 the krypton-filled fluorescent lamps, with fellow-Hungarian inventors Emil Theisz, Ferenc Kőrösy and Tivadar Millner. He ...more

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János Csonka is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
János Csonka Dec. at 87 (1852-1939) János Csonka was a Hungarian engineer, the co-inventor of the carburetor for the stationary engine with Donát Bánki, patented on 13 February 1893.

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Joseph Petzval is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 84 (1807-1891) Joseph Petzval was a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. He was born in the town of Zipser Bela in the Kingdom of Hungary. Petzval studied and later ...more

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József Angster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
József Angster Dec. at 84 (1834-1918) József Angster was a Hungarian organ making master and founder of the Angster dynasty, one of Central Europe's most sought after in the craft, an important figure in Hungarian applied

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József Galamb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955) József Galamb was a Hungarian-American mechanical engineer. Galamb finished his education at the Budapest Industrial Technology Engineering Course in 1899. After receiving his diploma in ...more

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József Károly Hell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 76 (1713-1789) Jozef Karol Hell was a Hungarian mining engineer and inventor, who invented the water-pillar in 1749. It is mainly used today for oil extraction. He also proposed construction of the tajchy ...more

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Kálmán Kandó is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Kálmán Kandó Dec. at 62 (1869-1931) Kálmán Kandó de Egerfarmos et Sztregova was a Hungarian engineer, and a pioneer in the development of electric railway traction.

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Kálmán Tihanyi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 50 (1897-1947) Kálmán Tihanyi, was a Hungarian physicist, electrical engineer and inventor. One of the early pioneers of electronic television, he made significant contributions to the ...more

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Karl Schügerl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Karl Schügerl age 90 Karl Schügerl completed his chemical engineering studies at the University of Budapest in 1949. Afterwards he was a research engineer at the Institute of Organic Chemistry at the University ...more

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Károly Zipernowsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Károly Zipernowsky Dec. at 89 (1853-1942) Károly Zipernowsky was a Hungarian electrical engineer. He was the co-inventor of the transformer and other AC technologies.

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Ladislas Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 88 (1906-1994) Ladislas Goldstein was was professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois and visiting professor of Physics at the University of Paris-Orsay. He was born in Dombrád, ...more

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László Heller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
László Heller Dec. at 73 (1907-1980) Heller László was a Hungarian professor credited with inventing the Heller–Forgó cooling system for power stations.

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Leslie L. Vadász is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Leslie L. Vadász age 82 Leslie L. Vadasz joined Intel in 1968 as part of the founding team;, he held various engineering and general management positions. He was elected to Intel’s BOD in 1988. He retired in June, 2003 ...more

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Miksa Déri is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Miksa Déri Dec. at 84 (1854-1938) Miksa Déri was a Hungarian electrical engineer. He was, with his partners Károly Zipernowsky and Ottó Bláthy, co-inventor of the closed iron core transformer and the ...more

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Nicholas Straussler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Nicholas Straussler Dec. at 75 (1891-1966) Nicholas Straussler was an engineer mainly remembered for devising the flotation system used by Allied amphibious DD tanks during World War II. Born in Hungary, he developed a reputation as an ...more

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 87 (1856-1943) Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current ...more

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Orban is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Orban Orban, also known as Urban, was an iron founder and engineer from Brassó, Kingdom of Hungary, who cast superguns for the Ottoman siege of Constantinople in 1453. Orban was Hungarian ...more

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Oszkár Asboth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Oszkár Asboth Dec. at 69 (1891-1960) Asboth Oszkár, also rendered as Oskar Asboth, was a Hungarian aviation engineer often credited with the invention of the helicopter. His machine used stacked counterrotating propellers; ...more

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Ottó Bláthy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 79 (1860-1939) Ottó Titusz Bláthy was a Hungarian electrical engineer. In his career, he became the co-inventor of the modern electric transformer, the tension regulator, the AC watt-hour meter, ...more

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Pál Selényi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Pál Selényi Dec. at 70 (1884-1954) Engineer Pál Selényi was known as the "father of xerography" at Tungsram corporation. He is also known as Paul Selenyi. Chester Carlson read one of Selenyi's papers in ...more

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Péter Kiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Péter Kiss Dec. at 55 (1959-2014) Péter Kiss was a Hungarian Socialist politician. In Bajnai's government, he was a minister without portfolio. He was one of the candidates to succeed Péter Medgyessy as prime ...more

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Rudolf E. Kálmán is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
age 87 Rudolf Emil Kálmán is a Hungarian-born American electrical engineer, mathematician, and inventor. He is most noted for his co-invention and development of the Kalman filter, a ...more

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Sámuel Mikoviny is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 50 (1700-1750) Sámuel Mikoviny was a renowned Slovak-Hungarian mathematician, engineer, cartographer, and professor. He was a leading representative of science and technology in the 18th century Kingdom ...more

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Theodore von Kármán is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Dec. at 82 (1881-1963) Theodore von Kármán was a Hungarian-American mathematician, aerospace engineer and physicist who was active primarily in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics. He is ...more

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Tivadar Millner is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Tivadar Millner Dec. at 89 (1899-1988) Hungarian Tivadar Millner was an inventor who developed tungsten lamps. Working at Tungsram, Tivadar Millner, along with Pál Túry, co-developed large-crystal tungsten technology ...more

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Zoltán Lajos Bay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Engineers from Hungary
Zoltán Lajos Bay Dec. at 92 (1900-1992) Zoltán Lajos Bay was a Hungarian physicist, professor, and engineer who developed microwave technology, including tungsten lamps. He was the second person to observe radar echoes from the ...more