With a long, distinguished history and a natural beauty few cities can match, Budapest has long attracted some of the world’s brightest minds and has given us some of history’s greatest wonders. The Hungarian capital’s vibrant communities and unique clash of cultures have helped create some of the world’s great sports stars, beauties, entertainers and educators over the years.

Here, we will take a look at five of the most famous and influential people to have been born or lived in Budapest. We’re investigating how they influenced the city, the nation and the rest of the world – and how their impact still resonates in Hungary’s beautiful capital today.

These are the famous faces of Budapest. 

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