Notable Hungarians

There have been many well-known people of Hungarian ancestry throughout history. Here are some of the most famous:

– Béla Bartók, considered the greatest Hungarian composer of all time
– Béla Lugosi, actor who will be forever remembered and identified as Count Dracula
– David Gestetner, inventor of the Gestetner stencil duplicator or mimeograph machine
– Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb
– Ernő Rubik, creator of the Rubik’s cube
– Eugene Ormandy, renowned conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra who developed the “Philadelphia Sound”
– Franz Lehár, musician and composer most well known for his opera “The Merry Widow”
– Franz Liszt, renowned pianist and composer of more than 700 compositions
– Harry Houdini (born Erich Weisz), world famous magician, illusionist and escape artist
– Joseph Pulitzer, creator of the Pulitzeær Prize
– Michael Curtiz, Hollywood director, actor and producer
– Peter Lorre, character actor best known for his roles in “Casablanca” and “Maltese Falcon”
– Zsa Zsa, Eva and Magda Gabor, Hollywood actresses and socialites who collectively were married 19 times
– Paul Erdős, brilliant Hungarian mathematician whose parents were also mathematicians


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