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
    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
  • Albert Szent-Györgyi
    Dec. at 93 (1893-1986)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Albert Szent-Györgyi von Nagyrápolt (; Hungarian: nagyrápolti Szent-Györgyi Albert [ˈnɒɟraːpolti ˈsɛɲɟørɟi ˈɒlbɛrt]; September 16, 1893 – October 22, 1986) was a Hungarian biochemist who won the ...more
  • Anna Balazs

    Anna Balazs

    Age: 79
    Anna C. Balazs (born 1953) is an American materials scientist and engineer. She currently is Distinguished Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and holds the John A. Swanson Chair at the Swanson ...more
  • Ányos Jedlik
    Dec. at 95 (1800-1895)
    • Birthplace: Zemné
    Ányos István Jedlik (Hungarian: Jedlik Ányos István; Slovak: Štefan Anián Jedlík; in older texts and publications: Latin: Stephanus Anianus Jedlik; 11 January 1800 – 13 December 1895) was a Hungarian ...more
  • Charles Weissmann

    Charles Weissmann

    Age: 91
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    Charles Weissmann (born 14 October 1931) is a Hungarian-born Swiss molecular biologist. Weissmann is particularly known for the first cloning and expression of interferon and his contributions to the ...more
  • Cornelius Lanczos
    Dec. at 81 (1893-1974)
    • Birthplace: Székesfehérvár, Hungary
    Cornelius (Cornel) Lanczos (Hungarian: Lánczos Kornél, pronounced [ˈlaːnt͡soʃ ˈkorneːl], born as Kornél Lőwy, until 1906: Löwy (Lőwy) Kornél) was a Hungarian mathematician and physicist, who was born ...more