Top 20 most important and famous people from Hungary

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Hungary
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Last updated: January 23, 2023
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Photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay
Imre Kertész
The greatest combat and adventure photographer in history
Robert Capa
King, who founded one of the earliest professional standing armies of medieval Europe and patronized sciences and arts
Matthias Corvinus
Leader of the Arrow Cross Party who became the Leader of the Nation during World War Two
Ferenc Szálasi
Prime Minister, leader of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet-backed government, for which he was sentenced to death and executed two years later
Imre Nagy
President from 2010
Viktor Orbán
Physicist, who contributed to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles. Winner of Nobel Prize in Physics in 1963
Eugene Wigner
One of the most prolific mathematicians and producers of mathematical conjectures of the XX century. He proposed problems in discrete mathematics, graph theory, number theory, mathematical analysis, approximation theory, set theory, and probability theory
Paul Erdős
Polymath who made major contributions to many fields, including mathematics (mathematical logic, measure theory, functional analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics & ballistics, nuclear physics and quantum statistical mechanics) and economics
John von Neumann
Physicist who conceived the nuclear chain reaction in 1933 and patented the idea of a nuclear fission reactor in 1934
Leo Szilard
Physicist called the father of the hydrogen bomb
Edward Teller
Biochemist who isolated vitamin C and discovered the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle, winner of Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1937
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Composer and pianist of the Romantic period. He is considered to be one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era
Franz Liszt
One of the most important composers of the XX century. He studied folk music and he was one of the founders of comparative musicology, which later became ethnomusicology
Béla Bartók
Director of Mephisto, and winner of Academy Award in 1982
István Szabó
Actor remembered for his role as Count Dracula in the 1931 horror classic Dracula, Ygor in Son of Frankenstein and other roles in many other horror films from 1931 to 1956
Bela Lugosi
Footballer of 1950s, legend of Real Madrid
Ferenc Puskás
Businessman and philanthropist, Forbes called him the most generous giver
George Soros
Escape artist, magic man and stunt performer, noted for his escape acts
Harry Houdini
Invention of mechanical puzzles including a famous cube
Ernő Rubik
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