Famous Mathematicians from Hungary

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

List people range from John von Neumann to Eugene Wigner.

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

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  • Abraham Wald
    Dec. at 48 (1902-1950)
    • Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    Abraham Wald (; Hungarian: Wald Ábrahám; (1902-10-31)31 October 1902 – (1950-12-13)13 December 1950) was a Hungarian mathematician who contributed to decision theory, geometry, and econometrics, and ...more
  • Alfréd Haar

    Alfréd Haar

    Dec. at 47 (1885-1933)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Alfréd Haar (Hungarian: Haar Alfréd; 11 October 1885, Budapest – 16 March 1933, Szeged) was a Hungarian mathematician. In 1904 he began to study at the University of Göttingen. His doctorate was ...more
  • Alfréd Rényi
    Dec. at 48 (1921-1970)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Alfréd Rényi (20 March 1921 – 1 February 1970) was a Hungarian mathematician who made contributions in combinatorics, graph theory, number theory but mostly in probability theory.
  • András Gyárfás

    András Gyárfás

    Age: 78
    András Gyárfás (born 1945) is a Hungarian mathematician who specializes in the study of graph theory. Together with Paul Erdős he conjectured what is now called the Erdős–Gyárfás conjecture which ...more
  • András Kornai (born 1957 in Budapest), son of economist János Kornai, is a mathematical linguist. He earned PhD in mathematics in 1983 from Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where his advisor was ...more
  • Arthur Erdélyi
    Dec. at 69 (1908-1977)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Arthur Erdélyi FRS, FRSE (2 October 1908 – 12 December 1977) was a Hungarian-born British mathematician. Erdélyi was a leading expert on special functions, particularly orthogonal polynomials and ...more