Günszberg Dénes was born in Budapest, Hungary back in 1900 to Gunszberg and Jakobovits. In 1902, the family changed their surname to Gabor. In 1918, the family converted to Lutheranism although he considered himself agnostic. During WWI, he served with the Hungarian artillery. He studied engineering at the Technical University of Budapest and later at the Technical University of Berlin.
In 1933, he fled Nazi Germany making it to Rugby, Warwickshire working for the British Thomson-Houston Company. In 1948, he moved to be a professor at the Imperial College, London. He died in a nursing home in South Kensington, London in 1979.
What you may not know about Dennis Gabor (the name he took when the family changed it from Denes to Gabor), is that he invented holography, for his invention he received the 1971 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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