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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.

  • I. Lajos (Nagy Lajos) I Louis, king of Hungary
  • Kossuth Lajos lawyer, former Regent-President
  • Cornelius Lanczos mathematician, physicist
  • Sebestyen Tinodi Lantos lyricist, poet
  • Paul Laszlo architect
  • Franz Lehar composer
  • Imi Lichtenfeld martial artist, founded Krav Maga self-defense
  • Franz Liszt composer, pianist, conductor, teacher
  • Johann Lowenthal chess player
  • Paul Lukas actor
  • Imre Madach author, poet
  • Zoltan Magyar horse gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Karoly Makk film director, screenwriter
  • Imre Makovecz architect
  • Ede Margo sculptor, artist
  • Csaba Markus artist, painter, sculptor
  • Geza Maroczy chess grandmaster
  • Eva Marton soprano
  • Zsuzsa Mathe artist
  • Laszlo Mednyanszky artist
  • Pal Szinyei Merse artist, politician
  • Karolyi Mihaly former prime minister and president
  • Horthy Miklos navy admiral, regent of kingdom
  • Jozsef Mindszenty former cardinal, former head of the Roman Catholic church in Hungary
  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy painter, photographer
  • Ferenc "Franz" Louis Molnar dramatist, novelist
  • Zsigmond Moricz novelist, social realist
N - O
  • Janos Negyesy violinist
  • Ervin Nyiregyhazi pianist
  • George Andrew Olah chemist
  • Henrietta Onodi gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Istvan Orosz painter, graphic designer
  • George Pal animator, film producer
  • Laszlo Papp boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Gabriel Pascal film producer, director
  • Janes Pasztor sculptor
  • Gyorgy Pauk violinist
  • Andras Petocz writer, poet
  • Sandor Petofi poet, revolutionary
  • Judit Polgar chess grandmaster
  • Laszlo Polgar opera singer
  • Zsofia Polgar chess grandmaster
  • Zsuzsa Polgar chess grandmaster
  • Lajos Portisch chess grandmaster
  • Tivadar Puskas inventor of telephone exchange
  • Miklos Radnoyi poet
  • Agnes Rapai writer, poet, translator
  • Fritz Reiner conductor
  • Jeno Rejto jornalist, author, playwright
  • Eduard Remenyi violinist
  • Gabor Reviczky actor
  • Ferenc Rofusz animator, filmmaker
  • Erno Rubik inventor of Rubik's cube
  • Thomas Sebeok semiotician, linguist
  • Henriett Seth F autistic savant poet, writer, artist
  • Charles Simonyi computer software executive
  • Georg Solti conductor
  • Mihael Somogyi biochemistry professor
  • George Soros financier, political activist
  • Zsigmond Kisfaludi Strobl sculptor, artist
  • Istvan Szabo film director
  • Laszlo Szabo chess grandmaster
  • Lorinc Szabo poet, literary translator
  • Magda Szabo author
  • Agnes Szavay tennis player
  • Victor Szebehely developor Apollo space program
  • Albert Szent-Gyorgyi physiologist, discovered vitamin C, nobel laureate
  • Laszlo Szlavics, Jr. sculptor, medalist
  • Gabor Talmacis motorcycle racer
  • Bela Tarr film director
  • Valentine Telegdi physicist
  • Maria Telkes scientist, inventor
  • Kalman Tihanyi inventor, engineer, physicist
  • Herzl Tivadar writer, politician
  • Janos Tornyai artist
V - Z
  • Lajos Vajda artist
  • Andrew Vajna film producer
  • Victor Vasarely artist
  • Janos Vaszary artist
  • Laszlo Vidovszky composer, pianist
  • Mihaly Vorosmarty poet, dramatist
  • Eugene Wigner physicist, mathematician
  • Vilmos Zsigmond cinematographer
  • Nikola Zrinski solider, nobleman
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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A "puppet state" is a government that has little will of its own, as it needs financial backing or military support. Thus, it acts an a subordinate to another power in exchange for its own survival. The puppet government still holds its own facade of an identity, perpetuated by retaining its own flag, name, national anthem, law, and constitution. However, these type of governments are not considered as legitimate according to international law.

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