Lajos Werkner

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Lajos Werkner
Lajos Werkner.jpg
Personal information
BornOctober 23, 1883[1]
Budapest, Hungary
DiedNovember 12, 1943 (aged 60)
Budapest, Hungary
ClubNemzeti Vivo Club (NVC), Budapest[2]
Hungarian sabre team at the 1908 Olympics. Left-right: Lajos Werkner, Oszkár Gerde, Jenő Fuchs, and Péter Tóth

Lajos Werkner (October 23, 1883 – November 12, 1943) was a Hungarian Olympic champion sabre fencer.

Early and personal life[edit]

Werkner was born in Budapest, Hungary, and was Jewish.[3][4][5][6] Werkner was educated as a mechanical engineer.

Fencing career[edit]

Wernker trained at the Nemzeti Vivo Club (NVC) in Budapest.[2]

Werkner won team gold medals at the 1908 Olympics in London at 24 years of age, and at the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm at 28 years of age, placing sixth-seventh individually.[2] He won the Hungarian sabre title in 1912–14.[7]

After retiring from competitions in 1914, Werkner remained active as a sports official.[8]

Werkner died at age 60 in Budapest.[2]

Hall of Fame[edit]

In 1999 Werkner was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.[9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lajos Werkner Olympic Results". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
  2. ^ a b c d Lajos Werkner Bio, Stats, and Results | Olympics at
  3. ^ Day by Day in Jewish Sports History - Bob Wechsler
  4. ^ Everyman's Judaica: An Encyclopedic Dictionary
  5. ^ Encyclopaedia Judaica - Fred Skolnik, Michael Berenbaum
  6. ^ From the Ghetto to the Games: Jewish Athletes in Hungary - Andrew Handler
  7. ^ Werkner Lajos.
  8. ^ Olimpiai érmeseink – Werkner Lajos. Hungarian Olympic Committee
  9. ^ "Werkner, Lajos". Jews In Sports. Retrieved 12 January 2014.

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