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List of famous writers from Hungary, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hungary is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Hungarian writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Hungary and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

List writers range from Katalin Petényi to Péter Kuczka.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Hungarian writers?" and "Which writers are from Hungary?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Hungary in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Hungary, but they're all of Hungary descent.

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Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Franz Liszt Died at 75 (1811-1886)

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Arthur Koestler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Arthur Koestler Died at 78 (1905-1983)

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George Mikes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
George Mikes Died at 75 (1912-1987)

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Nicholas Kaldor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Nicholas Kaldor Died at 78 (1908-1986)

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Jamie Lee Curtis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary

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Béla Bartók is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Béla Bartók Died at 64 (1881-1945)

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Goldie Hawn age 72

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Alexander Korda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Alexander Korda Died at 63 (1893-1956)

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Peter Lorre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Peter Lorre Died at 60 (1904-1964)

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Elie Wiesel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Elie Wiesel age 89

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Miklós Rózsa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Miklós Rózsa Died at 88 (1907-1995)

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Zsa Zsa Gábor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Zsa Zsa Gábor age 100

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Emeric Pressburger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Emeric Pressburger Died at 86 (1902-1988)

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Nikola Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Nikola Tesla Died at 87 (1856-1943)

The Best Cheeses of Hungary

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George Pal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
George Pal Died at 72 (1908-1980)

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Georg Solti is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Georg Solti Died at 85 (1912-1997)

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Frank Darabont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary

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Ephraim Kishon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ephraim Kishon Died at 81 (1924-2005)

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André De Toth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
André De Toth Died at 90 (1912-2002)

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István Szabó is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary

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Hermann Oberth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Hermann Oberth Died at 95 (1894-1989)

The Best Novels Ever Written

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Joe Eszterhas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Joe Eszterhas age 73

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Ferenc Molnár is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ferenc Molnár Died at 74 (1878-1952)

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Georg Lukács is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Georg Lukács Died at 86 (1885-1971)

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Ivan Tors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ivan Tors Died at 67 (1916-1983)

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Henry Lehrman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Henry Lehrman Died at 60 (1886-1946)

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Otto von Habsburg is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Otto von Habsburg Died at 99 (1912-2011)

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Theodor Herzl is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Theodor Herzl Died at 44 (1860-1904)

The Best Tennis Players from Hungary

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Miklós Jancsó is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Miklós Jancsó Died at 93 (1921-2014)

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Paul Czinner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Paul Czinner Died at 82 (1890-1972)

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Edward Teller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Edward Teller Died at 95 (1908-2003)

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Ágnes Heller is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ágnes Heller age 88

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Felix Salten is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Felix Salten Died at 76 (1869-1945)

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John Alton is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
John Alton Died at 95 (1901-1996)

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Baroness Emma Orczy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Baroness Emma Orczy Died at 82 (1865-1947)

The Most Heartbreaking Novels Ever Written

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George Tabori is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
George Tabori Died at 93 (1914-2007)

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Gábor Csupó is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Gábor Csupó age 65

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
George Soros age 87

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Géza von Bolváry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Géza von Bolváry Died at 64 (1897-1961)

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Ignaz Semmelweis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ignaz Semmelweis Died at 47 (1818-1865)

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Márta Mészáros is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary

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Béla Tarr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Béla Tarr age 62

The Best Hungarian Soccer Players of All Time, Ranked

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Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Harry Houdini Died at 52 (1874-1926)

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Teddy Kollek is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Teddy Kollek Died at 96 (1911-2007)

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János Mattis-Teutsch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
János Mattis-Teutsch Died at 76 (1884-1960)

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Zoltan Korda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Zoltan Korda Died at 66 (1895-1961)

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George Kaczender is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary

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Eugene Wigner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Eugene Wigner Died at 93 (1902-1995)

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Ödön von Horváth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Ödön von Horváth Died at 37 (1901-1938)

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Franz Joseph I of Austria is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Hungary
Franz Joseph I of Austria Died at 86 (1830-1916)