Ferenc Puskas

Ferenc Puskás (1927 – 2006): The legendary futballist of the XX century. He was playing in the club Real Madrid from 1958-1966. He returned to Hungary in 1991.

“Father of California Wine Culture”, the Hungarian born Ágoston Haraszthy in XIX century established the famous Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, California.

Harry Houdini (1874 Budapest – 1926 Detroit, USA): The greatest magician on earth.

Count Sámuel Teleky (1845 -1916): Hungarian explorer, the first white man ever to reach Kilimanjaro in Kenya.

Zsazsa Gabor

Zsazsa Gábor (1917 –) : She was born in Budapest, was established in the US, and from 1985 she worked in Holywood as an actress in a lot of films. Got married 9 times.

Gábor Dénes (1900 Budapest – 1979 London) “for his invention and development of the holographic method” the Hungarian physicist received a Nobel Prize in 1971.

László József Bíró (1899-1985) a journalist, ballpoint pen was invented by him in 1938, this tool could write for a year without refilling which was a great development in the time of the fountain pen which needed a regular refill. From 1940 he worked in Argentina and died in Buenos Aires.

Paprika is not a simple spice — Albert Szent-Györgyi received in 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid, that he discovered while examining the Hungarian paprika.

Some outstanding photographers of the 20th century, Robert Capa, André Kertész, and László Moholy-Nagy are from Hungary as well.