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Frigyes Karinthy

Frigyes Karinthy


Frigyes Karinthy 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. Karinthy remains one of the most popular Hungarian writers. He was the father of poet Gábor Karinthy and writer Ferenc Karinthy.

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Six degrees of separation is the hypothesis that anyone on earth can be connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five intermediaries.