Bugár, Béla (1) (Pozsonyeperjes, now Jahodna in Slovakia, 18 April 1931 - Rév-Komárom, now Komarno, Slovakia, 20 May 2011) – Actor. From 1950 to 1952 he was actor at the Hungarian section of the Traveling Theater of Pozsony (now Bratislava, Slovakia). He was one of the founders of the Hungarian Regional Theater (Magyar Területi Színház – MATESZ) of Rév-Komárom, and its actor from 1954 to 1991 (from 1989 that of its successor the Jókai Theater). Between 1977 and 1990 he was member of the Slovakian Drama Association. His roles include Lucentio in W. Shakespeare’s Taming of the Schrew (Makrancos hölgy); Ferdinand in F.J. Schiller’s Love and Intrigue (Ármány és szerelem), Komárom (1958); George in J. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men (Egerek és emberek), Rév-Komárom (1964); János Korponay in Mór Jókai’s The White Woman of Lőcse, (A lőcsei fehér asszony) (now Lovice, Slovakia), and Zoltán Szakhmáry in Zsigmond Móricz’s Gentleman’s Fun (Úri muri), Rév- Komárom (1966). From 1953 he has acted in radio plays for the Hungarian broadcasts of Radio Pozsony, while from 1970 on he performed leading roles in Slovakian films. He was a lifetime member of the Jókai Theater of Révkomárom. He received the title of Model Worker of Culture (1988), and he was Life Member of the Jókai Theater (2008). He was a renowned Hungarian actor of Northern Hungary (Upland, Felvidék), now Slovakia. – B: 1083, 1890, T: 7456.
Bugár, Béla (2) (Pozsony, now Bratislava, Slovakia, 7 July 1958) – Politician, mechanical engineer. He graduated from the secondary school of Somorja (now Somorin, Slovakia) in 1977. He obtained a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Mechanical Academy of Pozsony in 1982. From 1983 to 1990, he worked as designer technician for the Heavy Mechanical Firm, Pozsony. From 1990 he was a member of the Czechoslovak Federal Parliament, Prague, on behalf of the Hungarian Christian Movement. He was one of its founders in 1990. He was a member of the Attila József Youth Club, Pozsony (1977-1983), and from 1984, was member of CSEMADOK (Czechoslovakian Hungarian Social and Cultural Alliance – Csehszlovákiai Magyar Társadalmi és Kultúrális Szövetség). Following Slovakia’s independence on 1 January 1993, he was soon elected President of the Hungarian Coalition Party of Slovakia (Szlovákiai Magyar Koaliciós Párt - MKP) (1998-2007);he was a member of the Slovak National Assembly (Parliament), and Deputy President of the National Assembly of the Slovak Republik (1998-2006), and was its acting president in 2005-2006. After the election of 2006, the MKP lost its former status and became one of the opposition parties. In 2009 he founded the new Most – Híd Party (Bridge – Bridge Party (Most – in Slovakian: Bridge). The Party won 14 seats at the Parliament in the 2010 election, and has three ministerial positions in the Governemnt. His book entitled I live In Such a Country… (Olyan országban élek…), with L. Szigeti (2004). – B: 1083, 1890, T: 7103.
Bugát, Pál (Paul) (Gyöngyös, 12 April 1793 - Pest, 9 July 1865) – Physician, language reformer. He graduated in 1818 and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Pest. He practiced medicine first in Bakabánya, later in Selmecbánya (now Banská Stiavnica, Slovakia). Between 1824 and 1849 he was professor of Theoretical Medicine and twice Dean of Pest University. The Committee of National Defense appointed him National Chief Physician in 1848, but was deprived of his university chair after the collapse of the War of Independence of 1848-1849. He developed the Hungarian language for the professions of medical and natural sciences (appetite, nerve, muscle, fever, abscess, etc). He was an outstanding personality not only for Hungarian medical history but also for the whole history of Hungarian science. – B: 0883, 1257, T: 7660.→ Freedom Fight of 1848-1849.