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Hungary's Information

Flag of Hungary
Land Area 89,608 km2
Water Area 3,420 km2
Total Area 93,028km2 (#108)
Population 9,874,784 (#90)
Population Density 110.20/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $268.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,200
Currency Forint (HUF)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Gyula Agghazy artist, teacher
  • Toma Andras soldier, prisoner of war
  • Hadik Andreas nobleman, military general
  • Karoly Antal sculptor
  • Jozsef Antall former prime minister
  • Janos Arany journalist, poet, translator
  • Dessewffy Aurel journalist, politician
  • Fessler Ignaz Aurelius ecclesiastic, politician
  • Mihaly Babits poet, translator
  • Donat Banki co-inventor of carburetor, engineer
  • Bela Bartok composer, pianist
  • Georg von Bekesy biophysicist, nobel laureate
  • Gergely Berzeviczy political economist
  • Daniel Berzsenyi poet
  • Otto Blathy inventor, electrical engineer
  • Gergely Boganyi pianist
  • Sandor Bortnyik artist, graphic designer
  • Gyula Breyer chess player
C - D
  • Ibolya Csak athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Janos Csonka co-inventor of carburetor
  • Michael Curtiz film director
  • Attila Dargay animator
  • Tamas Darnyi swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Gyula Donath sculptor
E - F
  • Krisztina Egerszegi swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Ilona Elek fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Arpad Elo creator chess Elo rating system
  • Lorand Eotvos physicist
  • Zsolt Erdei boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Ferenc Erkel composer, conductor, pianist
  • Bathory Erzsebet countess, serial killer
  • Peter Esterhazy author
  • Mihaly Fazekas author
  • Beni Ferenczy sculptor, graphic artist
  • Dennis Gabor electrical engineer, inventor of holography, nobel laureate
  • Eva Gabor actress
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor actress
  • Aladar Gerevich fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Dezso Gyarmati water polo player, Olympic medalist
  • Geza Gyoni poet
  • Andrass Gyula statesman, former prime minister

H - J

  • Alfred Hajos swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Mickey Hargitay actor
  • George de Hevesy radiochemist, nobel laureate
  • Mate Hidvegi biochemist, inventor
  • Catharina Anna Grandon de Hochepied Hungarian/Swedish noble
  • Csaba Horvath chemical engineer
  • Janos Horvay sculptor
  • Harry Houdini magician, escapologist
  • Nagy Imre politician
  • Janos Irinyi chemist, inventor
  • I. Istvan (Stephen I) first Hungarian king
  • Tisza Istvan former prime minister
  • Miklos Izso sculptor
  • Zoltan Jeney composer
  • Mor Jokai dramatist, novelist
  • Attila Jozsef poet
  • Ede Kallos sculptor
  • Kalman Kando engineer
  • Bela Karoli gymnastics coach
  • Jozsef Katona playwright, poet
  • Imre Kertesz author
  • Kincsem race horse
  • Sandor Kisfaludy lyric poet
  • Zoltan Kocsis composer, pianist, conductor
  • Zoltan Kodaly composer, ethnomusicologist
  • Lajos Koltai film director, cinematographer
  • Alexander Korda producer, film director
  • Janos Kornai economist
  • Pal Kovacs fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Lily Kronberger figure skater

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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