Gertrude B. Elion

Gertrude B. Elion bio

Birth Name: Gertrude B. Elion

Occupation: Pharmacologist

Place Of Birth: New York City

Date Of Birth: January 23, 1918

Date Of Death: February 21, 1999

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gertrude B. Elion was born on the 23rd of January, 1918. She was famous for being a Pharmacologist. Pioneer pharmacologist who was awarded the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for developing new drugs leukemia, gout, and malaria among others. She became the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 1991.

Gertrude B. Elion was born in New York City. She earned her masters degree from New York University in 1941. Her methods would be used to play a key role in the development of the AIDS medication AZT and in 1991 she became the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Gertrude B. Elion was a Aquarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Gertrude B. Elion was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Gertrude B. Elion is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Gertrude B. Elion’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gertrude B. Elion’s parents.

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Stanley Stewart Davis


Sarfaraz K. Niazi


Personal Life

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Gertrude B. Elion was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Gertrude B. Elion
NICKNAME: Gertrude
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Gertrude B. Elion was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Gertrude B. Elion was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: Gertrude B. Elion had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Gertrude B. Elion’s birth sign is Aquarius and she had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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