100 Notable alumni of
Eotvos Lorand University

Eotvos Lorand University is 90th in the world, 29th in Europe, and 2nd in Hungary by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Eotvos Lorand University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Viktor Orbán

    Viktor Orbán
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1987 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Viktor Mihály Orbán is a Hungarian politician who has served as prime minister of Hungary since 2010, previously holding the office from 1998 to 2002. He has presided over Fidesz, since 1993, with a brief break between 2000 and 2003.

  2. Ignaz Semmelweis

    Ignaz Semmelweis
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1818-1865 (aged 47)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1841
    Occupations
    gynaecologisthygienistuniversity teacherobstetricianbotanist
    Biography

    Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis was a Hungarian physician and scientist born in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire, now known as an early pioneer of antiseptic procedures. Described as the "saviour of mothers", Semmelweis discovered that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as "childbed fever") could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics. Puerperal fever was common in mid-19th-century hospitals and often fatal. Semmelweis proposed the practice of washing hands with chlorinated lime solutions in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital's First Obstetrical Clinic, where doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards. He published a book of his findings in Etiology, Concept and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever.

  3. Paul Erdős

    Paul Erdős
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1913-1996 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1930-1934 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in mathematics
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Paul Erdős was a renowned Hungarian mathematician. He was one of the most prolific mathematicians and producers of mathematical conjectures of the 20th century. He was known both for his social practice of mathematics (he engaged more than 500 collaborators) and for his eccentric lifestyle (Time magazine called him The Oddball's Oddball). He devoted his waking hours to mathematics, even into his later years—indeed, his death came only hours after he solved a geometry problem at a conference in Warsaw.

  4. Victor Vasarely

    Victor Vasarely
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1906-1997 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1925 studied medicine
    Occupations
    illustratorpaintervisual artistsculptorgraphic artist
    Biography

    Victor Vasarely, was a Hungarian-French artist, who is widely accepted as a "grandfather" and leader of the Op art movement.

  5. György Lukács

    György Lukács
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1885-1971 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1909
    Occupations
    writerart historianpoliticianliterary criticphilosopher
    Biography

    György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, literary historian, critic, and aesthetician. He was one of the founders of Western Marxism, an interpretive tradition that departed from the Marxist ideological orthodoxy of the Soviet Union. He developed the theory of reification, and contributed to Marxist theory with developments of Karl Marx's theory of class consciousness. He was also a philosopher of Leninism. He ideologically developed and organised Lenin's pragmatic revolutionary practices into the formal philosophy of vanguard-party revolution.

  6. János Áder

    János Áder
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1978-1983 graduated with Juris Doctor in legal science
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    János Áder is a Hungarian politician and lawyer who served as President of Hungary since 10 May 2012 and will be succeeded by Katalin Novák on 10 May 2022. Previously he served as the speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary from 1998 to 2002 and Deputy Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety from January to May 2012.

  7. Karl Polanyi

    Karl Polanyi
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1886-1964 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    journalistphilosophereconomistanthropologistwriter
    Biography

    Karl Paul Polanyi was an Austro-Hungarian economic historian, economic anthropologist, economic sociologist, political economist, historical sociologist and social philosopher.

  8. Endre Ady

    Endre Ady
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1877-1919 (aged 42)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1897-1898 studied legal science
    Occupations
    writerpoetjournalist
    Biography

    Endre Ady was a turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet and journalist. Regarded by many as the greatest Hungarian poet of the 20th century, he was noted for his steadfast belief in social progress and development and for his poetry's exploration of fundamental questions of the modern European experience: love, temporality, faith, individuality, and patriotism.

  9. Sándor Márai

    Sándor Márai
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1900-1989 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    screenwriternovelistpoetauthortranslator
    Biography

    Sándor Márai was a Hungarian writer and journalist.

  10. László Moholy-Nagy

    László Moholy-Nagy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1895-1946 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    sculptordesignerpainterfilm directorphotographer
    Biography

    László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. The art critic Peter Schjeldahl called him "relentlessly experimental" because of his pioneering work in painting, drawing, photography, collage, sculpture, film, theater, and writing.

  11. Andrea Osvárt

    Andrea Osvárt
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 2003 studied Italian studies
    Occupations
    film actoractorfilm producermodel
    Biography

    Andrea Klára Osvárt is a Hungarian actress, film producer, and former fashion model.

  12. József Szájer

    József Szájer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1981-1986 graduated with Juris Doctor in legal science
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    József Szájer is a retired Hungarian politician and former Member of the European Parliament (MEP) of the Fidesz party. He resigned as MEP on 29 November 2020 (effective at the end of December) after having been caught by Belgian police after a gay sex orgy on the night of 27 November, in violation of local COVID-19 regulations.

  13. George Pólya

    George Pólya
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1887-1985 (aged 98)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1905-1912
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    George Pólya was a Hungarian mathematician. He was a professor of mathematics from 1914 to 1940 at ETH Zürich and from 1940 to 1953 at Stanford University. He made fundamental contributions to combinatorics, number theory, numerical analysis and probability theory. He is also noted for his work in heuristics and mathematics education. He has been described as one of The Martians.

  14. Michael Polanyi

    Michael Polanyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1891-1976 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1914 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    In 1917 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    philosophereconomistchemist
    Biography

    Michael Polanyi was a Hungarian-British polymath, who made important theoretical contributions to physical chemistry, economics, and philosophy. He argued that positivism supplies a false account of knowing, which if taken seriously undermines humanity's highest achievements.

  15. Pál Teleki

    Pál Teleki
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1879-1941 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1897-1901
    Occupations
    geographerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Count Pál János Ede Teleki de Szék in English: Paul John Edward Teleki, or in short: Paul Teleki was a Hungarian politician who served as prime minister of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1920 to 1921 and from 1939 to 1941. He was also a famous expert in geography, a university professor, a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Chief Scout of the Hungarian Scout Association. He descended from an aristocratic family from Alsótelek (Teliucu Inferior) in Transylvania.

  16. Mihály Babits

    Mihály Babits
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1883-1941 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    Esperantistpoettranslatorwriter
    Biography

    Mihály Babits was a Hungarian poet, writer and translator. His poems are well known for their intense religious themes. His novels such as “The Children of Death” (1927) explore psychological problems.

  17. Laza Kostić

    Laza Kostić
    Born in
    Serbia Flag Serbia
    Years
    1841-1910 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1866 graduated with doctorate in legal science
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticiantranslatorlawyerpoet
    Biography

    Lazar "Laza" Kostić was a Serbian poet, prose writer, lawyer, aesthetician, journalist, publicist, and politician who is considered to be one of the greatest minds of Serbian literature. Kostić wrote around 150 lyrics, 20 epic poems, three dramas, one monograph, several essays, short stories, and a number of articles. Kostić promoted the study of English literature and together with Jovan Andrejević-Joles was one of the first to begin the systematic translation of the works of William Shakespeare into the Serbian language. Kostić also wrote an introduction of Shakespeare's works to Serbian culture.

  18. Péter Esterházy

    Péter Esterházy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1950-2016 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1974 studied mathematics
    Occupations
    composerwriter
    Biography

    Péter Esterházy was a Hungarian writer. He was one of the best known Hungarian and Central European writers of his era. He has been called a "leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature", his books being considered to be significant contributions to postwar literature.

  19. George de Hevesy

    George de Hevesy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1885-1966 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1904
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    George Charles de Hevesy was a Hungarian radiochemist and Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate, recognized in 1943 for his key role in the development of radioactive tracers to study chemical processes such as in the metabolism of animals. He also co-discovered the element hafnium.

  20. Ágnes Heller

    Ágnes Heller
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1929-2019 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1947-1951
    Occupations
    university teachersociologistessayistphilosopher
    Biography

    Ágnes Heller was a Hungarian philosopher and lecturer. She was a core member of the Budapest School philosophical forum in the 1960s and later taught political theory for 25 years at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She lived, wrote and lectured in Budapest.

  21. Árpád Göncz

    Árpád Göncz
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1922-2015 (aged 93)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1944
    Occupations
    translatorwriterlawyerpoliticianpoet
    Biography

    Árpád Göncz was a Hungarian writer, translator, agronomist, and liberal politician who served as President of Hungary from 2 May 1990 to 4 August 2000. Göncz played a role in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, for which he was imprisoned for six years. After his release, he worked as a translator of English-language literary works.

  22. István Tisza

    István Tisza
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1861-1918 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    Count István Imre Lajos Pál Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged was a Hungarian politician, prime minister, political scientist, international lawyer, macroeconomist, member of Hungarian Academy of Sciences and champion duelist. The outbreak of World War One played the most important role in his second term as prime minister. However, his life was cut short when he was fatally shot by leftist revolutionaries on 31 October 1918 during the Aster Revolution - that day when Hungary declared its independence and, as a result, Austria-Hungary dissolved. Tisza held favorable views on the maintenance of Austria-Hungary. In fact, he was the most zealous adherent of the Dual Monarchy and the partnership with Austria among the Hungarian political leaders and was a supporter of consensus between liberals and conservatives.

  23. Klára Dobrev

    Klára Dobrev
    Born in
    Bulgaria Flag Bulgaria
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1996 graduated with Juris Doctor in legal science
    Occupations
    lawyereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Klára Dobrev is a Hungarian left-wing politician who served as Vice-President of the European Parliament between July 2019 and January 2022.

  24. Mihály Vörösmarty

    Mihály Vörösmarty
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1800-1855 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1820
    Occupations
    writerpoetpolitician
    Biography

    Mihály Vörösmarty was an important Hungarian poet and dramatist.

  25. László Kövér

    László Kövér
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1978-1986 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    László Kövér is a Hungarian politician and the current speaker of the National Assembly of Hungary. He was the acting president of Hungary from 2 April 2012 to 10 May 2012, after the resignation of Pál Schmitt.

  26. Gábor Vona

    Gábor Vona
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 2002 studied study of history and psychology
    Occupations
    politicianhistory teacher
    Biography

    Gábor Vona is a Hungarian historian, teacher and former far-right politician who led the political party Jobbik from 2006 until 2018. He was the party's candidate for the position of prime minister in the 2010, 2014 and 2018 national elections. He served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2010 to 2018 and led the Jobbik parliamentary group until 2016.

  27. Mihály Károlyi

    Mihály Károlyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1875-1955 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1893
    Occupations
    diplomateconomistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Count Mihály Ádám György Miklós Károlyi de Nagykároly, archaically English: Michael Adam George Nicholas Károlyi, or in short simple form: Michael Károlyi was a Hungarian politician who served as a leader of the short-lived and unrecognized First Hungarian Republic from 1918 to 1919. He served as prime minister between 1 and 16 November 1918 and as president between 16 November 1918 and 21 March 1919.

  28. Petru Groza

    Petru Groza
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1884-1958 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Petru Groza was an Austro-Hungarian-born Romanian politician, best known as the first Prime Minister of the Communist Party-dominated government under Soviet occupation during the early stages of the Communist regime in Romania, and later as the President of the Presidium of the Great National Assembly (nominal head of state of Romania) from 1952 until his death in 1958.

  29. Traian Vuia

    Traian Vuia
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1872-1950 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    aeronautical engineerinventoraircraft pilotengineeraerospace engineer
    Biography

    Traian Vuia or Trajan Vuia was a Romanian inventor and aviation pioneer who designed, built and tested the first tractor monoplane. He was the first to demonstrate that a flying machine could rise into the air by running on wheels on an ordinary road. He is credited with a powered hop of 11 m (36 ft) made on March 18, 1906, and he later claimed a powered hop of 24 m (79 ft). Though unsuccessful in sustained flight, Vuia's invention influenced Louis Blériot in designing monoplanes. Later, Vuia also designed helicopters.

  30. László Krasznahorkai

    László Krasznahorkai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1976-1978
    Occupations
    screenwriternovelist
    Biography

    László Krasznahorkai is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter known for difficult and demanding novels, often labeled postmodern, with dystopian and melancholic themes. Several of his works, notably his novels Satantango (Sátántangó, 1985) and The Melancholy of Resistance (Az ellenállás melankóliája, 1989), have been turned into feature films by Hungarian film director Béla Tarr.

  31. László Rajk

    László Rajk
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1909-1949 (aged 40)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1927-1933
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
    Biography

    László Rajk was a Hungarian Communist politician, who served as Minister of Interior and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He was an important organizer of the Hungarian Communists' power (for example, organizing the State Protection Authority (ÁVH)), but he eventually fell victim to Mátyás Rákosi's show trials.

  32. Géza Röhrig

    Géza Röhrig
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorwriterpoetactor
    Biography

    Géza Röhrig is a Hungarian actor and poet. He is best known for his role in the 2015 film Son of Saul, which won the Grand Prix at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film and the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

  33. Iuliu Maniu

    Iuliu Maniu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1873-1953 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Iuliu Maniu was an Austro-Hungarian-born lawyer and Romanian politician. He was a leader of the National Party of Transylvania and Banat before and after World War I, playing an important role in the Union of Transylvania with Romania.

  34. József Antall

    József Antall
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1932-1993 (aged 61)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1954
    Occupations
    politicianhistorian
    Biography

    József Tihamér Antall Jr. was a Hungarian teacher, librarian, historian, and statesman who served as the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Hungary, holding office from May 1990 until his death in December 1993. He was also the leader of the Hungarian Democratic Forum from 1989.

  35. Kálmán Mikszáth

    Kálmán Mikszáth
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1847-1910 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Kálmán Mikszáth de Kiscsoltó was a widely reputed Hungarian novelist, journalist, and politician. His work remains in print in Hungarian and still appears from time to time in other languages.

  36. Ernő Gerő

    Ernő Gerő
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1898-1980 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1916-1918
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ernő Gerő was a Hungarian Communist leader in the period after World War II and briefly in 1956 the most powerful man in Hungary as the second secretary of its ruling communist party.

  37. Max Nordau

    Max Nordau
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1849-1923 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1867-1876
    Occupations
    sociologistjournalistwriterpoliticianphysician
    Biography

    Max Simon Nordau was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic.

  38. Zsolt Bayer

    Zsolt Bayer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    writeropinion journalistjournalist
    Biography

    Zsolt Bayer is a Hungarian right-wing media figure. He was a co-founder of the ruling Fidesz party and close confidant of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. He is the owner of the No. 5 party membership book.

  39. Pál Maléter

    Pál Maléter
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1917-1958 (aged 41)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1938 studied medicine
    Occupations
    soldier
    Biography

    Pál Maléter was the military leader of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

  40. Dóra Dúró

    Dóra Dúró
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 2010
    Occupations
    political scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Dóra Dúró is a Hungarian politician and former spokesperson of the far-right nationalist political party, Our Home Movement.

  41. Péter Frankl

    Péter Frankl
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1977 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    street artistcircus performerresearchermathematician
    Biography

    Péter Frankl is a mathematician, street performer, columnist and educator, active in Japan. Frankl studied Mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and submitted his PhD thesis while still an undergraduate. He holds PhD degree from University Paris Diderot as well. He has lived in Japan since 1988, where he is a well-known personality and often appears in the media. He keeps travelling around Japan performing (juggling and giving public lectures on various topics). Frankl won a gold medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad in 1971. He has seven joint papers with Paul Erdős, and eleven joint papers with Ronald Graham. His research is in combinatorics, especially in extremal combinatorics. He is the author of the union-closed sets conjecture.

  42. Áron Szilágyi

    Áron Szilágyi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 2010
    Occupations
    fencer
    Biography

    Áron Szilágyi is a Hungarian right-handed sabre fencer.

  43. Eugene Ormandy

    Eugene Ormandy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1899-1985 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1920 studied philosophy
    Occupations
    conductorviolinistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eugene Ormandy was a Hungarian-born American conductor and violinist, best known for his association with the Philadelphia Orchestra, as its music director. His 44-year association with the orchestra is one of the longest enjoyed by any conductor with any American orchestra. Ormandy made numerous recordings with the orchestra, and as guest conductor with European orchestras, and achieved three gold records and two Grammy Awards. His reputation was as a skilled technician and expert orchestral builder.

  44. István Bethlen

    István Bethlen
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1874-1946 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1896
    Occupations
    non-fiction writerdiplomateconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Count István Bethlen de Bethlen was a Hungarian aristocrat and statesman and served as Prime Minister from 1921 to 1931.

  45. Gergely Karácsony

    Gergely Karácsony
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1995-2000
    Occupations
    sociologistpolitical scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Gergely Szilveszter Karácsony is a Hungarian politician, political scientist and current Mayor of Budapest. He previously served as member of the National Assembly (MP) from 2010 to 2014 and Mayor of Zugló from 2014 to 2019.

  46. Tamás Somló

    Tamás Somló
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1947-2016 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger
    Biography

    Tamás Somló was a Hungarian musician, singer-songwriter and artist. He is mostly known for having been a member of Hungarian rock bands Omega and Locomotiv GT and for composing several of their successful songs. Besides being a singer, his main instruments were bass guitar, clarinet, and the saxophone.

  47. László Lovász

    László Lovász
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1971
    Occupations
    university teacherresearchercomputer scientistmathematician
    Biography

    László Lovász is a Hungarian mathematician and professor emeritus at Eötvös Loránd University, best known for his work in combinatorics, for which he was awarded the 2021 Abel Prize jointly with Avi Wigderson. He was the president of the International Mathematical Union from 2007 to 2010 and the president of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2014 to 2020.

  48. István Örkény

    István Örkény
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1912-1979 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1934 studied pharmacy
    Occupations
    pharmacistplaywrightauthorwriter
    Biography

    István György Örkény was a Hungarian writer whose plays and novels often featured grotesque situations. He was a recipient of the Kossuth Prize in 1973.

  49. Károly Grósz

    Károly Grósz
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1930-1996 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Károly Grósz [ˈkaːroj ˈɡroːs] was a Hungarian communist politician, who served as the General Secretary of the Hungarian Socialist Workers' Party from 1988 to 1989.

  50. Albert-László Barabási

    Albert-László Barabási
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1991
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Albert-László Barabási is a Romanian-born Hungarian-American physicist, best known for his work in the research of network theory.

  51. Gyula Juhász

    Gyula Juhász
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1883-1937 (aged 54)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1903-1906
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Gyula Juhász was a Hungarian poet, who was awarded the Baumgarten Prize.

  52. Ágnes Kunhalmi

    Ágnes Kunhalmi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 2005-2011
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ágnes Kunhalmi is a Hungarian socialist politician. She is a Member of the National Assembly since the 2014 election, and a Member of the Executive Board of the Hungarian Socialist Party, since 2018. She is the Female co-chair of the Hungarian Socialist Party, since 19 September 2020.

  53. Krisztina Morvai

    Krisztina Morvai
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1986
    Occupations
    lawyerdocentpolitician
    Biography

    Krisztina Morvai is a Hungarian lawyer and nationalist politician. She was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP), having been elected on the list of the political party Jobbik – Movement for a Better Hungary in the 2009 European Parliament elections. She was re-elected in 2014. Morvai is not a member of Jobbik, and later supported Fidesz.

  54. Ferenc Móra

    Ferenc Móra
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1879-1934 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writerjournalist
    Biography

    Ferenc Móra was a Hungarian novelist, journalist, and museologist.

  55. Eszter Ónodi

    Eszter Ónodi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1991-1995
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Eszter Ónodi is a Hungarian film and theater actress.

  56. Antal Szerb

    Antal Szerb
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1901-1945 (aged 44)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1920-1924
    Occupations
    literary historianuniversity teachertranslatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    Antal Szerb was a noted Hungarian scholar and writer. He is generally considered to be one of the major Hungarian writers of the 20th century.

  57. Tamás Deutsch

    Tamás Deutsch
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1999
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Tamás Deutsch is a Hungarian politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Hungary. He is a member of Fidesz, part of the Non-Inscrits group. He was a member of the Hungarian Parliament between 1990 and 2009 and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports between 1999 and 2002.

  58. János Pilinszky

    János Pilinszky
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-1981 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    translatorplaywrightwriterscreenwriterpoet
    Biography

    János Pilinszky was one of the greatest Hungarian poets of the 20th century.

  59. Szilárd Németh

    Szilárd Németh
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1997-1997
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Szilárd István Németh is a Hungarian teacher and politician. He served as the mayor of Csepel (21st district of Budapest) from 2010 to 2014. Besides that he represented Csepel (Budapest Constituency XXXI) in the National Assembly of Hungary between 2010 and 2014. He was also a member of parliament from the Budapest Regional List of Fidesz between 2004 and 2006, and from the Fidesz National List from 2009 to 2010 and since 2014.

  60. Béla Balázs

    Béla Balázs
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1884-1949 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1906
    Occupations
    screenwritercomposeraestheticianlibrettistwriter
    Biography

    Béla Balázs, born Herbert Béla Bauer, was a Hungarian film critic, aesthetician, writer and poet of Jewish heritage. He was a proponent of formalist film theory.

  61. Michael Balint

    Michael Balint
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1896-1970 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    psychoanalystpsychiatrist
    Biography

    Michael Balint was a Hungarian psychoanalyst who spent most of his adult life in England. He was a proponent of the Object Relations school.

  62. Zsolt Semjén

    Zsolt Semjén
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zsolt Semjén is a Hungarian politician, minister without portfolio and Deputy Prime Minister in the second, third and fourth cabinets of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. Semjén has been the leader of the Christian Democratic People's Party (KDNP) since 2003, which formed a coalition and alliance with Fidesz.

  63. Ferenc Mádl

    Ferenc Mádl
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1931-2011 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1955 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ferenc Mádl was a Hungarian legal scholar, professor, and politician, who served as President of Hungary, between 4 August 2000 and 5 August 2005. Prior to that he had been minister without portfolio between 1990 and 1993 then Minister of Education between 1993 and 1994 in the conservative cabinets of József Antall and Péter Boross.

  64. Milan Hodža

    Milan Hodža
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1878-1944 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    pedagoguejournalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Milan Hodža was a Slovak politician and journalist, serving from 1935 to 1938 as the prime minister of Czechoslovakia. As a proponent of regional integration, he was known for his attempts to establish a democratic federation of Central European states.

  65. Sándor Pintér

    Sándor Pintér
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1986 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Sándor Pintér is a Hungarian politician and former top police officer. He served as Minister of the Interior from 1998 to 2002 and since 2010, in Viktor Orbán's cabinets.

  66. Tibor Navracsics

    Tibor Navracsics
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1990 studied legal science
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Tibor Navracsics is a Hungarian lawyer and politician, who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade from June to September 2014. He previously served as Minister of Administration and Justice between 2010 and 2014. He is a member of the Fidesz and was the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport in the Juncker Commission.

  67. Lőrinc Szabó

    Lőrinc Szabó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1900-1957 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    translatorwriterpoet
    Biography

    Lőrinc Szabó de Gáborján was a Hungarian poet and literary translator.

  68. Georg von Békésy

    Georg von Békésy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1899-1972 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1923 graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    physiologistengineerautobiographerbiophysicistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georg von Békésy was a Hungarian biophysicist.

  69. Péter Boross

    Péter Boross
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1928-.. (age 94)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1951
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Péter Boross is a Hungarian politician and former member of the Hungarian Democratic Forum (MDF) who served as Prime Minister of Hungary from December 1993 to July 1994. He assumed the position upon the death of his predecessor, József Antall, and held the office until his right-wing coalition was defeated in election by the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP), which was led by his successor Gyula Horn. Prior to his premiership, Boross functioned as Minister of Civilian Intelligence Services (1990) and Minister of the Interior (1990–1993). He was also a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 1998 and from 2006 to 2009.

  70. Ervin Lázár

    Ervin Lázár
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1936-2006 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writerjournalist
    Biography

    Ervin Lázár was a Hungarian author. Although he wrote a novel (A fehér tigris (The White Tiger), 1971) and a number of short stories, he is best known for his tales and stories for children.

  71. György Konrád

    György Konrád
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1933-2019 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1956
    Occupations
    sociologistessayistjournalistwriter
    Biography

    György Konrád (2 April 1933 – 13 September 2019) was a Hungarian novelist, pundit, essayist and sociologist known as an advocate of individual freedom.

  72. László Bárdossy

    László Bárdossy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1890-1946 (aged 56)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    In 1912 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    László Bárdossy de Bárdos was a Hungarian diplomat and politician who served as Prime Minister of Hungary from April 1941 to March 1942. He was one of the chief architects of Hungary's involvement in World War II.

  73. Bea Palya

    Bea Palya
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1994-2002
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Bea Palya is a Hungarian folk and world music singer and songwriter, sometimes appearing in films as an actress or singer.

  74. György Baló

    György Baló
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1947-2019 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalist
    Biography

    György Baló was a Hungarian broadcast journalist and academic lecturer, who served as anchorman for various political talk shows of the Hungarian public television channel Magyar Televízió (MTV) since the 1970s.

  75. Josif Pančić

    Josif Pančić
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1814-1888 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    botanistuniversity teacherbiologist
    Biography

    Josif Pančić was a Serbian botanist, a doctor of medicine, a lecturer at the Great School (the future University of Belgrade), and the first president of the Serbian Royal Academy. He extensively documented the flora of Serbia, and is credited with having classified many species of plants which were unknown to the botanical community at that time. Pančić is credited with discovering the Serbian spruce. He is regarded as the father of Serbian botany.

  76. Géza Bereményi

    Géza Bereményi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1970
    Occupations
    film directorlyricistwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Géza Bereményi is a Hungarian writer, screenwriter and film director. He was awarded Best European Director for his film Eldorado at the 2nd European Film Awards.

  77. Ignác Goldziher

    Ignác Goldziher
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1850-1921 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1866
    Occupations
    philologistlinguistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ignác Goldziher (22 June 1850 – 13 November 1921), often credited as Ignaz Goldziher, was a Hungarian scholar of Islam. Along with the German Theodor Nöldeke and the Dutch Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje, he is considered the founder of modern Islamic studies in Europe.

  78. Gábor Demszky

    Gábor Demszky
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1976
    Occupations
    publishersociologistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gábor Demszky is a Hungarian politician, lawyer and sociologist by qualification. Demszky was the Mayor of Budapest from 1990 to 2010. He was a founding member of the Alliance of Free Democrats (SZDSZ) between 1988 and 2010.

  79. Gedeon Richter

    Gedeon Richter
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1872-1944 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1895
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Gedeon Richter was a Hungarian pharmacist, founder of Gedeon Richter plc and a pioneer of the modern Hungarian pharmaceutical industry.

  80. Emőke Bagdy

    Emőke Bagdy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1963-1968 studied psychology
    Occupations
    psychotherapistpsychologistclinical psychologist
    Biography

    Emőke Bagdy is a Hungarian clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, clinical supervisor, professor emerita at the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), and former director of the National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her research, books, papers and talks focus on psychotherapy, health psychology and foundational problems of clinical psychology and clinical supervision.

  81. János Lackfi

    János Lackfi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1996
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    János Lackfi is an Attila József Prize recipient Hungarian poet, writer, literary translator, teacher, Nyugat-expert, photographer.

  82. Mária Telkes

    Mária Telkes
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1900-1995 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1920
    Occupations
    inventorbiophysicistchemist
    Biography

    Mária Telkes was a Hungarian-American biophysicist, scientist and inventor who worked on solar energy technologies. Telkes is considered one of the founders of solar thermal storage systems, earning her the nickname The Sun Queen.

  83. András Schiffer

    András Schiffer
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1990-1995
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    András Schiffer is a Hungarian lawyer and former politician, who served as co-president of the Politics Can Be Different and leader of its parliamentary group. Schiffer announced his retirement from politics on 31 May 2016.

  84. Sándor Wekerle

    Sándor Wekerle
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1848-1921 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1870
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Sándor Wekerle was a Hungarian politician who served three times as prime minister. He was the first non-noble to hold the office in Hungary.

  85. József Torgyán

    József Torgyán
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1932-2017 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    1951-1955 studied legal science
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    József Torgyán was a Hungarian lawyer and politician, chairman of the Independent Smallholders' Party (1991−2002), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (1998−2001) in the Government of Viktor Orbán.

  86. Ferenc Karinthy

    Ferenc Karinthy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1921-1992 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1941-1946
    Occupations
    journalistnovelisttranslatorwriterplaywright
    Biography

    Ferenc Karinthy was a Hungarian novelist, playwright, journalist, editor and translator, as well as a water polo champion. He authored more than a dozen novels. His father was the writer and journalist Frigyes Karinthy. His mother, the psychiatrist Aranka Böhm, was killed in 1944 in Auschwitz.

  87. György Dragomán

    György Dragomán
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1992-1998
    Occupations
    translatorwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    György Dragomán is a Hungarian author and literary translator. His best-known work, The White King (2005) has been translated to at least 28 languages.

  88. Endre Szemerédi

    Endre Szemerédi
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1960-1965
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Endre Szemerédi is a Hungarian-American mathematician and computer scientist, working in the field of combinatorics and theoretical computer science. He has been the State of New Jersey Professor of computer science at Rutgers University since 1986. He also holds a professor emeritus status at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

  89. Ágnes Nemes Nagy

    Ágnes Nemes Nagy
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1922-1991 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1944
    Occupations
    authortranslatorwriterteacherpoet
    Biography

    Ágnes Nemes Nagy was a Hungarian poet, writer, educator, and translator.

  90. Miklós Vámos

    Miklós Vámos
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1969-1975
    Occupations
    writerpoet lawyertranslatorscreenwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Miklós Vámos originally Tibor Vámos, is a Hungarian writer, novelist, screenwriter, translator and talkshow host, who has published 33 books.

  91. Marianne Krencsey

    Marianne Krencsey
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1931-2016 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1951
    Occupations
    theatrical directoractor
    Biography

    Marianne Krencsey was a Hungarian stage, film and television actress.

  92. András Kepes

    András Kepes
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    writeruniversity teacherjournalist
    Biography

    András Kepes is a Hungarian author, television host, documentary filmmaker and academic. He is Professor of film and media and Chair of the Council of Arts of the Budapest Metropolitan University (METU).

  93. Enikő Sütő

    Enikő Sütő
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    juristmodel
    Biography

    Enikő Sütő is a Hungarian model, mannequin, public personality. Her first photo was a half-hour made by János Fenyő in 1974, a poster for the Fabulon, which based on the votes of the readers was chosen by Enikő Sütő in 1979 as the mannequin of the year.

  94. Lajos Zilahy

    Lajos Zilahy
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1891-1974 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    screenwriternovelisttranslatorwriteropinion journalist
    Biography

    Lajos Zilahy was a Hungarian novelist and playwright. Born in Nagyszalonta, Austria-Hungary (now Salonta in Romania), he studied law at the University of Budapest before serving in the Austro-Hungarian army during the First World War, in which he was wounded on the Eastern Front – an experience which later informed his bestselling novel Two Prisoners (Két fogoly).

  95. Miklós Bánffy

    Miklós Bánffy
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1873-1950 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1893-1893
    Occupations
    juristjournalistdiplomatwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Count Miklós Bánffy de Losoncz was a Hungarian nobleman, liberal politician, and historical novelist. His books include The Transylvanian Trilogy (They Were Counted, They Were Found Wanting and They Were Divided), and The Phoenix Land.

  96. Joseph Petzval

    Joseph Petzval
    Born in
    Slovakia Flag Slovakia
    Years
    1807-1891 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1928
    Occupations
    inventorengineermathematicianphysicistlens designer
    Biography

    Joseph Petzval was a mathematician, inventor, and physicist best known for his work in optics. He was born in the town of Szepesbéla in the Kingdom of Hungary (in German: Zipser Bela, now Spišská Belá in Slovakia).

  97. Ferenc Münnich

    Ferenc Münnich
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1886-1967 (aged 81)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1910
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ferenc Münnich was a Hungarian Communist politician who served as Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary from 1958 to 1961.

  98. Tünde Szabó

    Tünde Szabó
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 2015
    Occupations
    swimmerlawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    Tünde Szabó is a Hungarian retired female swimmer and politician.

  99. György Spiró

    György Spiró
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1965-1970
    Occupations
    university teacherplaywrighttranslatorwriter
    Biography

    György Spiró (born April 4, 1946 in Budapest) is a dramatist, novelist and essayist who has emerged as one of post-war Hungary's most prominent literary figures. He is a member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts.

  100. Béla Bollobás

    Béla Bollobás
    Born in
    Hungary Flag Hungary
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Eotvos Lorand University
    Studied in 1967
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    Béla Bollobás FRS is a Hungarian-born British mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics, including functional analysis, combinatorics, graph theory, and percolation. He was strongly influenced by Paul Erdős since the age of 14.