Famous Poets from Hungary

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

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  • Renowned artist, poet, and the foremost painter of the Holocaust. A Holocaust survivor, Alice Lok Cahana's life was changed forever when she was brutally uprooted from the security of her home in Sarvar, Hungary, as the Nazis took her and her family to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Her mother, sister, two younger brothers, grandfather, aunts and uncles did not survive. In 1945, at the time of liberation, Cahana was still a young girl, one of the few children who were able to survive the torture and deprivation of concentration camp life. In 1978, she felt compelled to use her art to tell her story and the story of all the children who suffered in the Holocaust. Her lecture, slide show ...more
    • Age: 94
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
  • András Fáy
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    András Fáy (Slovak: Andrej Fáy; 30 May 1786 – 26 July 1864) was a Hungarian author, lawyer, politician and businessman.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1786-1864)
    • Birthplace: Sečovce, Slovakia
  • Dezső Kosztolányi
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    Dezső Kosztolányi (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈdɛʒøː ˈkostolaːɲi]; March 29, 1885 – November 3, 1936) was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1885-1936)
    • Birthplace: Subotica, Serbia
  • Frigyes Karinthy (Hungarian: [ˈfriɟɛʃ ˈkɒrinti]; 25 June 1887 – 29 August 1938) 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 (Láncszemek). Karinthy remains one of the most popular Hungarian writers. He was the father of poet Gábor Karinthy and writer Ferenc Karinthy. Among the English translations of Karinthy's works are two science fiction novellas that continue the adventures of Swift's character Gulliver. Voyage to Faremido is an early examination of artificial intelligence, with a pacifist theme, while Capillaria is a polished and darkly humorous satire on the ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1887-1938)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
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  • Imre Madách
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    Imre Madách de Sztregova et Kelecsény (20 January 1823 – 5 October 1864) was a Hungarian aristocrat, writer, poet, lawyer and politician. His major work is The Tragedy of Man (Az ember tragédiája, 1861). It is a dramatic poem approximately 4000 lines long, which elaborates on ideas comparable to Goethe's Faust. The author was encouraged and advised by János Arany, one of the most famous of the 19th-century Hungarian poets.
    • Age: Dec. at 41 (1823-1864)
    • Birthplace: Dolná Strehová, Slovakia