Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century
Decades: 1820s - 1830s - 1840s - 1850s - 1860s - 1870s - 1880s - 1890s - 1910s years - 1920s
Years: 1867 - 1868 - 1869 - 1870 - 1871 - 1872 - 1873 - 1874 - 1875 - 1876 - 1877
Fixed date events
between June 12 and July 9 - Parliamentary elections in Hungary.
November 30 - Play his first official match against the English national football team Scotland, the result is a 0-0 draw.
December 5 - After the resignation of Prime Minister Menyhért Lónyay, the Slavic government is formed.
Events with an indefinite date
during the year -
Establishment of the University of Cluj-Napoca, the legal predecessor of the University of Szeged.
Richard Dedekind Continuity and Irrational Numbers c. gives a possible definition of irrational numbers in his dissertation.
At the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Guidó Schenzl, the director of the Royal Hungarian Central Institute of Meteorology and Earthquake (founded in 1870), presents the first precipitation map of Hungary.
Opening of the Budapest University of Technology.
Topics of the year
1872 in the literature
1872 in science
1872 in railway transport
1872 in the legislation
See 1872 in Legislation.
February 29 - Rámem Vámbéry, lawyer, civil radical publicist († 1948)
March 7 - Piet Mondrian, Dutch painter († 1944)
May 8 - Ede Margó, sculptor († 1946)
May 12 - Ede Telcs, sculptor († 1948)
May 18 - Bertrand Russell, English mathematician, logic and philosopher († 1970)
May 28 - Antal Horger, linguist, professor, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences († 1946)
May 29 - Jenő Pilch military officer, military historian, military writer, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences († 1937)
May 31 - Charles Greeley Abbot, American Astronomer († 1973)
June 3 - Otto Mosshammer, Austro-Hungarian harpist and harp teacher († 1957)
July 7 - Bekey Imre Gábor, cave researcher, cave photographer, tourism writer († 1936)
July 12 - Emil Hácha, Czech lawyer, President of Czechoslovakia and the Czech-Moravian Protectorate († 1945)
July 16 - Roald Amundsen, Antarctic Researcher († 1928)
August 9 - Hungarian governor József Habsburg, grandson of palatine József, archduke of Austria, royal prince of Hungary, general of the army, member of the upper house († 1962)
August 14 - István Borsos American Hungarian Reformed Pastor, Missionary († 1943)
September 1 - Adél Brüll (Ödönné Diósy, Léda), love of Endre Ady († 1934)
September 23 - Solomija Amvrosijivna Kruselnicka, Ukrainian opera singer, music teacher († 1952)
September 23 - Gedeon Richter, founder of the modern Hungarian pharmaceutical industry († 1944)
October 4 - Aladár Schöpflin, writer, translator († 1950)
November 4 - Barbu irtirbey, Romanian Prime Minister († 1946)
November 23 - Manuel de Falla, Spanish classical composer († 1946)
November 23 - Emil Schimanek, Kossuth Prize-winning Mechanical Engineer († 1955)
December 5 - Harry Nelson Pillsbury American Chess Player († 1906)
December 7 - Johan Huizinga, Dutch historian and indologist, honorary member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences († 1945)
December 8 - Jenő Janovics, actor, director, pioneer of Hungarian film production († 1945)
December 17 - Valdemar Langlet is a Swedish writer, journalist and linguist, and in 1944 he was one of the leaders of the rescue operations as the chief commissioner of the Swedish Red Cross in Budapest. († 1960)
December 26 - János Schulek, architect († 1948)
January 11 - János Balogh, Deputy Speaker of Parliament (* 1796)
January 14 - István Kovács, historian, lawyer, member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Transylvania