Fasori Gimnázium (lit. "secondary school on the tree-lined avenue"; fasori=tree lined, gimnazium=secondary school), also known as Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium ("Fasori" Lutheran Secondary School), official name: Budapest-Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium, is a famous secondary school in Budapest, Hungary. It is located near the City Park.
The school was founded by the Lutheran Church in 1823. It was originally situated at Deák Ferenc square, but moved to Sütő utca in 1864, and finally to its current location in Városligeti fasor ("Tree lined Avenue to the City Park") in 1904, receiving its present nickname. Its original language of instruction was German, however it had to close in 1952 under Communist pressure. The Fasori Gimnázium re-opened as a Hungarian-speaking school in 1989.
Notable alumni and teachers
It has been one of the best secondary schools in Hungary. Among its students were the following:
- Eugene Wigner (Nobel Prize winner physicist and mathematician)
- John Harsanyi (Nobel Prize winner economist)
- John von Neumann (mathematician and polymath)
- Edward Teller (physicist)
- György Faludy (poet)
- Emmerich Kalman (composer)
- Kálmán Kandó (inventor) – for five years
- Sándor Petőfi (poet) – for two years
László Rátz was a legendary teacher of mathematics in the school, after whom a Medal and an Achievement Award was later named.
- Website (Hungarian)