35 Famous People from Hungary

Can you name 35 famous people from Hungary?
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Last updated: September 20, 2022
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Governor-President of the Kingdom of Hungary during the revolution of 1848–49
Lajos Kossuth
Statesman who served as the regent of the Kingdom of Hungary between the two World Wars
Miklós Horthy
Leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburgs in 18th century
Ferenc Rákóczi
Statesmen, within Hungary still known to many as "the Greatest Hungarian"
István Széchenyi
Leading Hungarian military and political figure in the 15th century
János Hunyadi
Model and actress who became a Victoria's Secret Angel in 2019
Barbara Palvin
Hungarian-American actress who stared in John Huston's "Moulin Rouge" in 1952
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Footballer and a member of the Mighty Magyars in the 1950s
Sándor Kocsis
Poet who wrote "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary in 1823
Ferenc Kölcsey
Nuclear physicist who participated in the production of the first atomic bomb
Edward Teller
Regarded by many as the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century
Endre Ady
One of the most versatile swimmers in the world, nicknamed the "Iron Lady"
Katinka Hosszú
A countess, who has been labelled the most prolific female serial killer in history
Elizabeth Báthory
Basketball player who played for Baskonia, Barcelona and Real Madrid
Ádám Hanga
Writer who has been called a "leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature"
Péter Esterházy
Generally considered the strongest female chess player of all time
Judit Polgár
Basketball player and the only Hungarian who played in the NBA
Kornél Dávid
First King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001, until his death in 1038
Szent István
Leader of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Soviet-backed government
Imre Nagy
Considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century
Béla Bartok
Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature
Imre Kertész
Female swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era
Krisztina Egerszegi
Actor and circus performer, best remembered for his role in the NBC sitcom ALF
Michu Mészáros
Physicist and Inventor, a leading figure in the development of nuclear energy
Leó Szilárd
Footballer, widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time
Ferenc Puskás
Biochemist credited with first isolating vitamin C
Albert Szent-Györgyi
Communist leader, presiding over the country from 1956 until his retirement in 1988
János Kádár
Poet who wrote more than 102 ballads, as well as the epic Toldi trilogy
János Arany
Stage name of Ilona Staller, a former porn star, politician, and singer
National poet, and one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
Sándor Petőfi
One of the greatest medley swimmers in history who won four gold Olympic medals
Tamás Darnyi
European Footballer of the Year in 1967, nicknamed "The Emperor"
Flórián Albert
Composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era
Ferenc Liszt
Creator of a cube which went on to become the best-selling toy of all time
Ernő Rubik
Politician who was Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002 and again since 2010
Viktor Orbán
Level 66
Mar 19, 2021
I've only seen the 20th century author written as Esterhazy (without the z) (correctly with the accent as you have it, I just do not have on keyboard), likewise other members of that family. Pronounced like in other languages sz/sh/accented s, but written s.
Level 53
Mar 19, 2021
Thank you, it was my error. I went to school in Hungary so I know correct spelling.