Gertrud Szabolcsi

Gertrud Szabolcsi (1923, Oradea, Romania—1993, Budapest, Hungary) was a biochemist. Her research centered on the structure and function of enzymes.[1] She was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.[2] She was First Lady of Hungary as the second wife of Brunó Ferenc Straub, the last Chairman of the Hungarian Presidential Council from 1988 until 1989.[3]

She and her husband received the first president of the United States, George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush who visited Hungary on 12 July 1989.[4] Her daughter from her first marriage is linguist Anna Szabolcsi.

Selected works


  1. Orosz, F. & B. Vertessy, Egy tudomanyos hungarikum: a fluktuacios fit. 90 eve szuletett Szabolcsi Gertrud.
  2. Tolnai, Márton; Vas-Zoltán, Péter (1988). Guide to research and scholarship in Hungary, Volume 2. Akadémiai Kiadó. p. 1019. ISBN 978-963-05-4901-1.
  3. Éva Vámos. "Scientific Couples in Hungary I. Couples of the Past: Gertrúd Szabolcsi and Bruno F. Straub". Kaleidoscope. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  4. "Az amerikai elnök Budapesten (The President of the USA in Hungary)" (in Hungarian). Népszava. 1989-07-12. Retrieved 2016-09-08.

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