Hungarian writerDied when: 51 years 65 days (614 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Frigyes Karinthy (Hungarian: [ˈfriɟɛʃ ˈkɒrinti]; 25 June 1887 – 29 August 1938) was a Hungarian author, playwright, poet, journalist, and translator.
He was the first proponent of the six degrees of separation concept, in his 1929 short story, Chains (Láncszemek).Karinthy remains one of the most popular Hungarian writers.
He was the brother of artist Ada Karinthy and the father of poet Gábor Karinthy and writer Ferenc Karinthy.
Among the English translations of Karinthy's works are two science fiction novellas that continue the adventures of Swift's character Gulliver.
Voyage to Faremido is an early examination of artificial intelligence, witha pacifist theme, while Capillaria is a polished and darkly humorous satire on the 'battle of the sexes'.