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Famous People From Hungary

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List of famous people from Hungary, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Hungary, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Hungary you might already know that these prominent figures, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Hungary, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

With people ranging from András Szeredás to Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Hungary?" or "Which celebrities were born in Hungary?" then this list is a great resource for you.

  • Barbara Palvin

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

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  • George Soros

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

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  • Harry Houdini

    Harry Houdini

    Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

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  • Adolph Zukor

    Adolph Zukor

    Dec. at 103 (1873-1976)

    BirthplaceRicse, Hungary

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  • Charles Simonyi

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Elizabeth Báthory

    Elizabeth Báthory

    Dec. at 54 (1560-1614)

    BirthplaceNyírbátor, Hungary

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  • Ivan Reitman

    BirthplaceKomárno, Slovakia

  • Elmyr de Hory

    Elmyr de Hory

    Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Michael Curtiz

    Michael Curtiz

    Dec. at 76 (1886-1962)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Steven F. Udvar-Házy

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • André De Toth

    André De Toth

    Dec. at 90 (1912-2002)

    BirthplaceCsongrád County, Southern Great Plain, Eurasia, Makó, Csongrád

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  • William Fox

    William Fox

    Dec. at 73 (1879-1952)

    BirthplaceTolcsva, Hungary

  • Joe Eszterhas

    BirthplaceCsákánydoroszló, Hungary

  • Ahna Capri

    Ahna Capri

    Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Bertalan Farkas

    BirthplaceGyulaháza, Hungary

  • Peter Carl Goldmark

    Peter Carl Goldmark

    Dec. at 71 (1906-1977)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

  • Theodor Herzl

    Theodor Herzl

    Dec. at 44 (1860-1904)

    BirthplacePest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

  • George Andrew Olah

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Peter Ghyczy

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • Albert Szent-Györgyi

    Albert Szent-Györgyi

    Dec. at 93 (1893-1986)

    BirthplaceEurasia, Hungary, Central Hungary, Budapest

  • Leó Szilárd

    Leó Szilárd

    Dec. at 66 (1898-1964)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

  • István Kertész

    István Kertész

    Dec. at 44 (1929-1973)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

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  • György Konrád

    BirthplaceHajdú-Bihar County, Eurasia, Debrecen, Hungary

  • Robert Halmi

    Robert Halmi

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary