Hungarian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 224

  • 0955-08-10 Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe.
  • 1000-08-20 The foundation of the Hungarian state, Hungary is established as a Christian kingdom by Stephen I of Hungary.
  • 1000-12-25 Monarch Istvan crowned king of Hungary
  • 1060-12-06 Béla I of Hungary is crowned king of Hungary
  • 1241-04-13 Battle of Theiss: Mongols beat Hungarian King Béla IV
  • 1246-06-15 Battle at Leitha: Hungary-Austrian
  • 1301-01-14 Andrew III of Hungary (1290-1301) dies at 50, ending the Arpad dynasty in Hungary.
  • 1330-11-09 Battle of Posada, Wallachian voievode Basarab I defeats the Hungarian army in an ambush
  • 1387-02-24 King Charles III of Naples and Hungary is assassinated at Buda.
  • 1408-12-12 Order of the Dragon: The Order of the Dragon was first created on December 12, 1408 by Emperor Sigismund, then King of Hungary, and his wife Queen Barbara of Celje following the battle for possession of Bosnia.
  • 1429-01-10 Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
  • 1438-01-01 Albrecht II von Habsburg becomes king of Hungary
  • 1448-10-17 Second Battle of Kosovo, where the mainly Hungarian army led by John Hunyadi were defeated by an Ottoman army led by Sultan Murad II.
  • 1456-07-22 Battle at Nandorfehervar (Belgrade): Hungarian army under Janos Hunyadi beats Sultan Murad II
  • 1458-01-24 Matthias I Corvinus chosen king of Hungary
  • 1467-12-15 Stephen III of Moldavia defeats Matthias Corvinus of Hungary, with the latter being injured thrice, at the Battle of Baia.
  • 1485-06-01 Matthias of Hungary takes Vienna from Holy Roman Emperor Frederick III

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1526-08-29 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • 1526-11-09 Jews are expelled from Pressburg (Bratislava), Hungary, by Maria of Hapsburg
  • 1526-11-10 John I Zapolyai of Transsylvania chosen as king of Hungary
  • 1527-11-03 Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
  • 1528-02-24 Hungarian anti-king Janos Zapolyai and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign treaty
  • 1529-05-27 30 Jews of Posing Hungary, charged with blood ritual, burned at stake
  • 1531-01-31 Kings Ferdinand of Austria/Janos Zapolyai of Hungary accept each other
  • 1532-04-26 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent through Hungary on away to Vienna
  • 1538-02-24 Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
  • 1539-02-19 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
  • 1540-07-23 Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary
  • 1541-08-21 Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom and go on to dominate central Hungary for 150 years
  • 1541-08-26 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Buda and annexes Hungary
  • 1544-05-01 Turkish troops occupy Hungary
  • 1551-07-19 Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1556-09-13 Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1563-09-08 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
  • 1596-10-24 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1607-06-25 Mentally ill emperor Rudolf II signs Treaty of Lieben, giving up Austria, Hungary & Moravia
  • 1619-09-15 Prince Bethlen Gabors troops occupy Pozsony (Pressburg) Hungary
  • 1620-02-04 Prince Bethlen Gabor of Hungary signs peace with Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II
  • 1621-12-31 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor/Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Mikulov
  • 1624-05-08 Hungarian King Bethlen Gabor & Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II sign Treaty of Vienna
  • 1681-11-09 Hungarian parliament promises protestants freedom of religion
  • 1687-08-12 Battle of Mohacs: Ottoman invaders of Hungary routed by forces of Holy Roman Emperor under Charles of Lorraine
  • 1687-10-11 Hungary accepts Habsburg sovereignty
  • 1705-10-01 Parliament declares Hungary independently/French Rákóczi becomes king
  • 1707-06-13 Hungary declares itself independent under Ferenc Rákóczi II
  • 1708-08-03 Battle at Trencsén: Austria beats Hungarian rebellion army
  • 1711-05-01 Archduke Karel of Austria/Hungarian rebellion sign Peace of Szatmar
  • 1712-05-22 Emperor Karel VI crowned king of Hungary
  • 1716-10-13 Hungarian Emperor Karel VI's troops occupy Temesvar
  • 1722-06-30 Hungarian Parliament condemns Emperor Karel VI's Pragmatic Sanctions
  • 1740-10-20 Maria Theresa became ruler of Austria, Hungary & Bohemia
  • 1741-09-11 Queen Maria Theresa addresses Hungarian Parliament
  • 1787-08-17 Jews are granted permission in Budapest Hungary to pray in groups
  • 1794-08-16 Hungarian revolutionary Ignác Martinovics arrested in Vienna
  • 1846-06-24 Residency tax on Jews of Hungary abolished
  • 1848-03-15 A revolution breaks out in Hungary. The Habsburg rulers are compelled to meet the demands of the Reform party.
  • 1848-04-11 Hungary becomes constitutional monarchy under king Ferdinand of Aust
  • 1848-09-29 Battle of Pákozd: Hungarian forces defeat Croats at Pákozd; the first battle of the War of Independence
  • 1848-12-02 Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary
  • 1849-04-13 Hungarian Republic proclaimed
  • 1849-04-14 Hungary declares itself independent of Austria with Louis Kossuth as its leader.
  • 1849-08-09 Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia
  • 1849-10-06 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1851-04-15 Earl G Andressy sentenced to death in Hungary
  • 1866-04-08 Italy and Prussia ally against Austria-Hungary.
  • 1867-02-08 The Ausgleich results in the establishment of the Dual Monarchy of Austria-Hungary.
  • 1867-02-17 Gyula Andressy becomes premier of Hungary
  • 1867-06-12 Austro-Hungarian Empire forms
  • 1873-11-20 Rival cities of Buda & Pest unite to form the capital of Hungary
  • 1879-10-07 Germany & Austrian-Hungary sign Twofold Covenant
  • 1881-06-16 Austria-Hungary & Serbia sign military treaty
  • 1882-05-20 Germany/Austria-Hungary/France sign Triple Alliance
  • 1883-05-15 Italy signs military treaty with Austria-Hungary & Germany
  • 1883-10-30 Austria-Hungary, Germany and Romania sign military treaty
  • 1884-12-24 Austria-Hungary admits King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1887-02-20 Germany, Austria-Hungary & France end Triple Alliance
  • 1887-12-10 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1889-01-30 Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
  • 1901-01-31 Austro-Hungarian Empire: The Reichsrath, disolved on 7 September 1900 by Emperor Franz Joseph, reopens after the recent elections have defeated extremists
  • 1901-02-04 Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Franz Josef I, gives a speech condemning the demands of national groups and calls for economic and social reform
  • 1902-06-28 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • 1905-02-01 Hungarian premier Count István Tisza resigns
  • 1905-11-22 British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos
  • 1908-05-07 Emperor Franz-Joseph celebrates his golden jubilee with festivities throughout the Austro-Hungarian empire
  • 1908-10-07 Serbia & Montenegro sign anti-Austria-Hungarian pact
  • 1909-02-16 Serbia mobilizes against Austria-Hungary
  • 1910-03-27 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • 1911-07-31 Hungarian education is only taught in German
  • 1912-12-16 Austria-Hungary engage in conflict with Serbia
  • 1914-07-23 Austria-Hungary presents an ultimatum to Serbia; that A-H demands acceptance within 48 hours make peacekeeping difficult
  • 1914-07-25 Germany Socialist-Democrat Party declares: "No German blood for Austrian tyrant" in response to German support of Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-07-25 Serbia meets the deadlines of Austria-Hungary's ultimatum and gives a conciliatory reply, though Serbia is mobilizing
  • 1914-07-28 Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI
  • 1914-07-29 Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
  • 1914-07-30 Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization
  • 1914-08-05 Montenegro declares war against Austria-Hungary in World War I
  • 1914-08-06 WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia
  • 1914-08-12 France and Great Britian declare war on Austria-Hungary
  • 1914-12-15 Serbian troops retake Belgrade in Austria-Hungary
  • 1915-05-04 Italy drops Triple Alliance with Austria-Hungary & Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 297

  • 1040-06-27 King Ladislaus I of Hungary (d. 1095)
  • 1239-10-18 Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72)
  • 1326-03-05 Louis I, [the Great], King of Hungary (1342-82), Poland (1370-82)
  • 1367-06-28 Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1397-08-16 Albrecht II von Habsburg, king of Bohemia/Hungary/Germany
  • 1424-10-31 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary
  • 1434-08-29 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator
  • 1440-02-22 Ladislaus V Posthumus, King of Hungary/Bohemia
  • 1456-03-01 Wladyslaw Jagiello, king of Bohemia/Hungary (1471/90-1516)
  • 1505-09-15 Maria, queen of Hungary/wife of Louis II/governess of Neth (1531-55)
  • 1506-07-01 Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26)
  • 1519-01-18 Isabella Jagiełło, queen of Hungary (d. 1559)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1560-08-07 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory
  • 1570-10-04 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal (d. 1637)
  • 1578-07-09 Ferdinand II, King of Bohemia/Hungary/German Emperor (1619-37)
  • 1606-08-18 Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)
  • 1608-07-13 Ferdinand III, King of Hungary/Bohemia/German Emperor (1637-57)
  • 1676-03-27 Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (d. 1735)
  • 1710-10-16 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (d. 1790)
  • 1738-07-11 Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon/viceroy of Hungary/Netherlands
  • 1763-05-11 János Batsányi, Hungarian poet (d. 1845)
  • 1775-02-09 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungary, mathematician (parallel axiom)
  • 1777-12-16 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)
  • 1787-12-14 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1816)
  • 1788-02-05 Karoly Kisfaludy, Hungarian literary (A Tat rok Magyarorsz gon)
  • 1792-02-08 Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1873)
  • 1792-02-23 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor
  • 1793-04-12 Ferdinand I KLJM, the Good Natured, Emperor of Austria/king of Hungary
  • 1795-02-08 Moritz G [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist/serial writer
  • 1800-01-11 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (d. 1895)
  • 1802-08-13 Nikolaus Lenau, Hungary, German poet (Faust, Die Albigenser)
  • 1802-09-19 Louis Kossuth, Hungary, President of Hungary (1849)
  • 1803-09-19 Maria Anna of Savoy, Empress of Austria and queen of Hungary and Bohemia (d. 1884)
  • 1804-01-31 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic
  • 1806-02-14 Lajos, Count Batthy ny, revolutionary premier of Hungary (1848-49)
  • 1808-12-29 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
  • 1810-11-07 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), born in Gyula (d. 1893)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811-10-22 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1814-03-08 Ede Szigligeti, Hungarian dramatist (d. 1878)
  • 1817-03-02 Janos Arany, Hungary, epic poet (Toldi, Death of King Buda)
  • 1823-01-01 Sándor Petőfi, Hungarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1849)
  • 1823-03-03 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), born in Kassa, Austrian Empire (d. 1890)
  • 1825-01-21 Imre Madách, Hungarian writer (d. 1864)
  • 1828-01-17 Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • 1830-05-18 Karl Goldmark, Keszthely Hungary, composer (Sakuhtala)
  • 1831-06-28 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • 1842-07-04 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • 1843-11-02 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1893)
  • 1843-11-30 Jozsef Kiss, Hungarian literary (Zsido Dalok)
  • 1845-06-07 Leopold von Auer, Hungarians/US violinist
  • 1846-01-02 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer,son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • 1846-05-29 Albert Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian minister of Education
  • 1847-04-10 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungary, publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World)
  • 1848-07-27 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (d. 1919)
  • 1849-07-23 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1852-11-11 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1925)
  • 1854-11-28 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarians/German botanist
  • 1855-04-09 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet
  • 1855-10-12 Arthur Nikisch, Szent-Miklos Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
  • 1856-12-13 Svetozar Boroević, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (d. 1920)
  • 1858-09-15 Jenő Hubay, Hungarian composer, born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1860-06-30 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs (1918-20)
  • 1862-01-01 Snitz Edwards, Hungary, actor (College, Phantom of the Opera)
  • 1865-09-23 Emmuska Orczy, Tarnaörs Hungary, Hungarian-born British writer (Scarlet Pimpernel)
  • 1868-06-18 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hungarian admiral/regent (1910-44)
  • 1873-01-07 Adolph Zukor, Hungary, movie producer/director/executive (Paramount)
  • 1873-09-20 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian race car driver (d. 1944)
  • 1873-10-09 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • 1873-12-22 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, Austria-Hungary, linguist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-03-24 Harry Houdini [Erich Weiss], Famous magician and escape artist, born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1926)

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1874-04-28 Karl Kraus, satirical writer, born in Jičín, Austrian-Hungarian Empire (d. 1936)
  • 1877-07-16 Béla Schick, Hungarian/US children artist (Serum Krankheit)
  • 1877-07-27 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1877-12-22 Endre Ady, Hungary, lyric poet
  • 1878-01-12 Ferenc Molnar, Hungarian/US playwright (A Pal Utrai Fiuk)
  • 1878-02-02 Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
  • 1879-05-23 Dezső Lauber, Hungarian sportsman (d. 1966)
  • 1879-11-01 Pal Teleki-von Szek, geographer/premier Hungary (1920-21, 39-41)
  • 1879-11-06 Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician
  • 1880-02-09 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1959)
  • 1880-02-22 Frigyes Riesz, Hungarian mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1881-03-25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • 1881-05-11 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian physicist (d. 1963)
  • 1881-05-13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • 1882-05-31 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (d. 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-10-20 Bela Lugosi [Blaskó], Austrian actor (Dracula, Plan 9 From Outer Space), born in Lugos, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1956)

  • 1882-10-24 Emmerich Kálmán, Siófok, Austria-Hungary, Hungarian composer of operettas
  • 1882-12-16 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer (d. 1967)
  • 1883-03-09 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, born in Trieste, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 1883-03-12 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (d. 1959)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-07-03 Franz Kafka, Czech author (Metamorphosis, Trial, Amerika), born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1924)

Writer Franz Kafka
Writer
Franz Kafka
  • 1884-02-02 S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
  • 1885-04-13 Georg Lukács, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
  • 1885-04-16 Leo Weiner, Hungary, composer (Fasching)
  • 1885-07-24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer
  • 1885-08-01 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1966)
  • 1885-10-11 Alfred Haar, Hungary, mathematician
  • 1886-02-20 Bela Kun, Czehul Romania, head of Hungarian Soviet Republic (1919)
  • 1886-12-24 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (d. 1962)
  • 1887-07-29 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer (Blossom Time)

Famous Weddings

  • 1515-07-22 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne
  • 1932-08-03 Austro-Hungarian-American theatre and film director Otto Preminger (26) weds Marion Mill
  • 1938-04-28 King Zog of Albania marries Countess Geraldine of Hungary

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 205

  • 1031-09-02 Saint Emeric of Hungary
  • 1038-08-15 Stefanus I, [Arpad], 1st king of Hungary, dies
  • 1077-04-24 Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies
  • 1095-07-29 Ladislaus I Arpad de Heilige, King of Hungary, dies
  • 1116-02-03 King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
  • 1131-03-01 Stephen II, King of Hungary (1116-31), dies
  • 1134-08-13 Irene of Hungary [Piroska], Byzantine empress, dies at 46
  • 1141-02-13 Béla II of Hungary (b. 1110)
  • 1162-05-13 Géza II, King of Hungary and Croatia (1141-62)
  • 1163-01-14 Ladislaus I Arpad, king of Hungary (1162-63), dies
  • 1172-03-04 Stephan III, King of Hungary (1162-72), dies; (b. 1147)
  • 1205-05-07 Ladislaus III Arpad, King of Hungary (1204-05), dies at 5 or 6
  • 1213-09-24 Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1231-11-17 Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II of Hungary (b. 1207)
  • 1235-10-26 Andres II Arpad, King of Hungary (1205-35), dies
  • 1270-05-03 King Béla IV of Hungary (b. 1206)
  • 1272-08-06 Stefanus V, prince of Transylvania/king of Hungary (1270-72), dies
  • 1290-07-10 King Ladislaus IV of Hungary (b. 1262)
  • 1342-07-16 King Charles I of Hungary
  • 1342-07-26 Charles I Robert van Anjou, King of Hungary (1307-42), dies
  • 1371-09-26 Vlkasin, Hungarian general/co-king of Serbia, dies
  • 1382-09-10 Louis I, the Great, King of Hungary/Poland, dies
  • 1401-05-18 Władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 - 1378, count palatine of Poland
  • 1437-12-09 Sigismund, German Emperor/king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 70
  • 1444-11-10 Wladyslaw III Warnenczyk, king of Poland/Hungary, dies in battle at 20
  • 1456-08-11 Janos Hunyadi, Hungarian general strategist, dies at about 49
  • 1457-11-23 Ladislaus V Posthumus, king of Hungary/Bohemia, dies at 17
  • 1472-03-27 Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator, dies at 37
  • 1490-04-06 Matthias Corvinus, king of Hungary, dies
  • 1521-06-15 Tamás Bakócz. Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)
  • 1526-08-29 Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20
  • 1540-07-11 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
  • 1540-07-21 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies
  • 1541-01-06 Bernard van Orley, Flemish royal painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • 1558-10-18 Maria, queen of Hungary/guardian of Neth (1531-55), dies at 53
  • 1563-02-02 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • 1579-11-15 Ferenc Dávid, Hungarian religious reformer (b. 1510)
  • 1629-11-15 Bethlen Gabor, King of Hungary (1620-29), dies at 49
  • 1637-03-19 Péter Pázmány, Hungarian cardinal and statesman (b. 1570)
  • 1654-07-09 Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Bohemia and Hungary, dies of smallpox (b. 1633)
  • 1657-04-02 Ferdinand III, King of Hungarian/Bohemia/German Emperor, dies at 48
  • 1735-04-08 Francis II Rákóczi, leader of the Hungarian uprising against the Habsburg (b. March 27, 1676)
  • 1790-03-12 Andreas Hadik, Austro-Hungarian general (b. 1710)
  • 1795-05-20 Ignác Martinovics, Hungarian physicist/revolutionary, beheaded
  • 1819-03-09 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, dies at 41
  • 1822-02-10 Albert-Kasimir, duke of Saxon-Teschen/governor of Hungary, dies at 83
  • 1845-05-12 János Bacsanyi, Hungarian poet (b. 1763)
  • 1856-07-04 Istvan Ferenczi, Hungarian sculptor, dies at 64
  • 1856-11-20 Farkas/Wolfgang Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • 1858-03-03 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author/poet/critic, dies at 54
  • 1858-09-05 Moritz G, [Moses] Saphir, Hungarian journalist, dies at 63
  • 1860-01-27 János Bolyai, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1802)
  • 1866-09-09 Gergely Czuczor, Hungarian/Czech poet/translator, dies at 65
  • 1882-10-22 Janos Arany, Hungarians poet (Toldi Szerelme), dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-07-31 Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1889-07-11 Gyula Reviczky, Hungarian author/poet, dies at 34
  • 1890-02-18 Gyula Andrássy Sr, Prime Minister of Hungary (1867-71), dies at 66
  • 1892-05-17 Gyorgy Klapka, Hungarian general/parliament leader, dies at 72
  • 1893-06-10 Elek Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 49
  • 1893-06-15 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), dies at 82
  • 1894-03-20 Lajos Kossuth, Hungarian freedom fighter/president (1849), dies at 91
  • 1895-12-13 Ányos Jedlik, Hungarian physicist (b. 1800)
  • 1899-03-01 Gyorgy earl Apponyi, Hungarian MP, dies at 90
  • 1900-10-14 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • 1903-01-17 Ignaz Wechselmann, Hungarian architect and philanthropist (b. 1828)
  • 1909-03-22 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 66
  • 1912-02-17 Aloys von Aerenthal, foreign minister (Austria-Hungary), dies at 57
  • 1915-01-02 Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
  • 1916-11-21 Franz Jozef I, King of Austria/Hungary, dies
  • 1918-10-31 Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers
  • 1919-01-27 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • 1919-04-08 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • 1922-01-23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)
  • 1922-04-01 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • 1924-01-15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • 1925-08-25 Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Austro-Hungarian field marshal (b. 1852)
  • 1929-06-11 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • 1930-07-15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
  • 1931-02-02 Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 1931-11-27 Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
  • 1933-03-16 Alfred Her, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • 1936-12-18 Andrija Mohorovičić, Austro-Hungarian-born Yugoslav seismologist (b. 1857)
  • 1937-03-12 Jeno Hubay, Hungarian composer, dies at 78
  • 1941-01-10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • 1941-04-02 Paul Teleki, premier Hungary, dies
  • 1941-04-03 Pal Teleki-von Szek, PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61
  • 1943-10-26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
  • 1943-12-25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
  • 1944-02-21 Ferenc Szisz, Hungarian-born race car driver (b. 1873)
  • 1944-11-14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (b. 1873)
  • 1945-01-30 Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
  • 1945-05-01 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1945-09-26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64
  • 1946-03-02 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (b. 1895)
  • 1948-10-24 Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78
  • 1950-12-13 Abraham Wald, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1902)
  • 1951-11-09 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • 1953-10-30 Emmerich Kálmán, Hungarian composer of operettas, dies at 71

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1954-05-25 Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Photojournalist
Robert Capa
  • 1955-02-17 Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52