Famous Hungarians

On this board we collect you the most famous Hungarians, to give you an idea why Hungarians are such a proud nation.
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Ervin Zádor Hungarian waterpolo player after the Hungary defeated the USSR in the "Blood in the Water" polo game in 1956. The Hungarian team won the game 4–0 and later was awarded the Olympic gold medal. The match was extremely violent, and was halted in the final minute to quell fighting amongst spectators.

Ervin Zádor Hungarian waterpolo player after the Hungary defeated the USSR in the "Blood in the Water" polo game in 1956. The Hungarian team won the game 4–0 and later was awarded the Olympic gold medal. The match was extremely violent, and was halted in the final minute to quell fighting amongst spectators.

Hungarian Mr Universe and actor Mickey Hargitay (1926-2006) was the husband of Hollywood sex symbol Jayne Mansfield and the father of 4 children including Mariska Hargitay, who herself became Miss Beverly Hills and is currently a popular US actress in the Law and Order series. Mickey was an acrobat and champion speed skater in his younger years and fought as a partisan in WWII, after which he moved to the US.

Hungarian Mr Universe and actor Mickey Hargitay (1926-2006) was the husband of Hollywood sex symbol Jayne Mansfield and the father of 4 children including Mariska Hargitay, who herself became Miss Beverly Hills and is currently a popular US actress in the Law and Order series. Mickey was an acrobat and champion speed skater in his younger years and fought as a partisan in WWII, after which he moved to the US.

Rubik Ernő Fotó: Maik Wiesegart

Rubik Ernő Fotó: Maik Wiesegart

Ady Endre, Babits Mihály  Writers  Hungary Writers hungarian writers

Ady Endre, Babits Mihály Writers Hungary Writers hungarian writers

Dr. Bela Schick was a Hungarian-born American pediatrician. He discovered a cure for diptheria. The Schick test is given to every newborn. He joined the Medicine Faculty of the University of Vienna where he remained until 1923 when he came to the U.S. His discovery of a test for susceptibility to diphtheria ("the Schick test") made him world famous. Schick made important studies on scarlet fever, tuberculosis, and the nutrition for infants.

Dr. Bela Schick was a Hungarian-born American pediatrician. He discovered a cure for diptheria. The Schick test is given to every newborn. He joined the Medicine Faculty of the University of Vienna where he remained until 1923 when he came to the U.S. His discovery of a test for susceptibility to diphtheria ("the Schick test") made him world famous. Schick made important studies on scarlet fever, tuberculosis, and the nutrition for infants.

Az Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia tangeri konzulátusa.

Az Osztrák-Magyar Monarchia tangeri konzulátusa.

Possible Guest George Lang - A Hungarian émigré who barely escaped World War II alive, Lang was a concert violinist before entering New York's food world. He managed the Four Seasons restaurant during its heyday. He traveled the world, recruiting chefs for the 1964 World's Fair. However, it's in the role of food historian, storyteller that we enjoy Lang most. George Lang's Cuisine of Hungary (Atheneum,1971) is a mix of history, myth, and mirth, with recipes for the classic foods he grew up…

Possible Guest George Lang - A Hungarian émigré who barely escaped World War II alive, Lang was a concert violinist before entering New York's food world. He managed the Four Seasons restaurant during its heyday. He traveled the world, recruiting chefs for the 1964 World's Fair. However, it's in the role of food historian, storyteller that we enjoy Lang most. George Lang's Cuisine of Hungary (Atheneum,1971) is a mix of history, myth, and mirth, with recipes for the classic foods he grew up…

Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian cinematoprapher. won Oscar for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, has 3 other Oscar nominatoins and won Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 from the ASC in the US.

Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian cinematoprapher. won Oscar for the Close Encounters of the Third Kind in 1977, has 3 other Oscar nominatoins and won Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999 from the ASC in the US.

Krisztina Egerszegi (born in 1974, Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era. She is a three time Olympian ( in 1988 - she was 14 years old!, 1992 and 1996) and five time Olympic champion; and one of three individuals (Dawn Fraser and Michael Phelps being other two) to have ever won the same swimming event at three Summer Olympics.

Krisztina Egerszegi (born in 1974, Budapest, Hungary) is a Hungarian former world record holding swimmer and one of the greatest Hungarian Olympic champions of the modern era. She is a three time Olympian ( in 1988 - she was 14 years old!, 1992 and 1996) and five time Olympic champion; and one of three individuals (Dawn Fraser and Michael Phelps being other two) to have ever won the same swimming event at three Summer Olympics.

Ferenc Puskas--- scored an incredible 83 goals in 84 appearances for Hungary. FIFA now names an award after him for the 'Best goal of the year'. Here he is (2nd from right) with legendary Real Madrid teammates Kopa, Rial, Di Stefano  Gento.

Ferenc Puskas--- scored an incredible 83 goals in 84 appearances for Hungary. FIFA now names an award after him for the 'Best goal of the year'. Here he is (2nd from right) with legendary Real Madrid teammates Kopa, Rial, Di Stefano Gento.

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