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Famous Scientists from Hungary

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

List includes Nikola Tesla, Ányos Jedlik and more.

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

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  • Abraham Wald
    Dec. at 48 (1902-1950)
    • Birthplace: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Albert Szent-Györgyi
    Dec. at 93 (1893-1986)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Ányos Jedlik
      Dec. at 95 (1800-1895)
      • Birthplace: Zemné
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Cornelius Lanczos
      Dec. at 81 (1893-1974)
      • Birthplace: Székesfehérvár, Hungary
    • Daniel Carleton Gajdusek
      Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)
      • Birthplace: Yonkers, New York
    • Dennis Gabor
      Dec. at 78 (1900-1979)
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Edward Teller
      Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Dec. at 87 (1902-1989)
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Eugene Wigner
      Dec. at 92 (1902-1995)
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Felix Philipp Kanitz
      Dec. at 74 (1829-1904)
      • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Franz Nopcsa von Felső-Szilvás
      Dec. at 55 (1877-1933)
      • Birthplace: Deva, Romania
    • Dec. at 64 (1856-1921)
        • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
      • George de Hevesy
        Dec. at 80 (1885-1966)
        • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
      • Géza Vermès
        Dec. at 88 (1924-2013)
        • Birthplace: Makó, Csongrád, Hungary
      • Hans Selye
        Dec. at 75 (1907-1982)
        • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
      • Ignác Goldziher
        Dec. at 71 (1850-1921)
        • Birthplace: Székesfehérvár, Hungary
      • Ignaz Semmelweis
        Dec. at 47 (1818-1865)
        • Birthplace: Buda
      • Johann Andreas Segner
        Dec. at 72 (1704-1777)
        • Birthplace: Bratislava, Slovakia
        • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
      • János Zsámboky
        Dec. at 53 (1531-1584)
        • Birthplace: Trnava, Slovakia
        • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
      • John George Kemeny
        Dec. at 66 (1926-1992)
        • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary