hungary Famous Playwrights from Hungary

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

People here include everything from George Tabori to Theodor Herzl.

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

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András Fáy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Hungary
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András Fáy, Slovak: Andrej Fáy, was a Hungarian author, lawyer, politician and businessman. ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1786-1864)

Birthplace: Sečovce, Slovakia

Profession: Poet, Writer, Playwright

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Ernest Vajda was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through, based on the hit play by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin. Vajda also wrote the screenplay for the first film version of Rudolph Besier's The ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1886-1954)

Birthplace: Komárno, Slovakia

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright

Credits: The Merry Widow, The Smiling Lieutenant, A Woman Rebels, Monte Carlo, The Great Garrick, + more

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Ferenc Herczeg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Hungary
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Ferenc Herczeg was a Hungarian playwright and author who promoted conservative nationalist opinion in his country. He founded and edited the magazine Új Idők in 1895. In 1896 he was elected to parliament and in 1901 became the president of the Petőfi Society. One of his best novels, Dream Country ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1863-1954)

Birthplace: Vršac, Serbia

Profession: Writer, Playwright

Credits: Erotikon, Seven Sweethearts, The Colonel, The Seven Sisters

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Frigyes Karinthy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Hungary
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Frigyes Karinthy was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator. He was the first proponent of the six degrees of separation concept, in his 1929 short story, Chains. Karinthy remains one of the most popular Hungarian writers. He was the father of poet Gábor Karinthy and writer ...more

Age: Died at 51 (1887-1938)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Author, Writer, Playwright

Credits: The Stork Caliph, Trip Around My Cranium, A Penny's History, Magic, Nyomozom a detektívet, + more

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