Today’s Google Doodle: Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 118th Birthday

Regular readers of OSM will already know that we report on each of the Google Doodle’s when we notice them on the world’s favorite search engine. Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Albert Szent-Gyorgyi’s 118th birthday and the logo looks like it has oranges on it with a funky style of writing Google.

Previous doodles have included one for Father’s day, another for Sir George Gilbert Scott, a tribute to Argentina’s Jorge Luis Borges and of course the most recent one saw Google celebrating the birthday of Queen’s Freddie Mercury with an amazing video. You can check out our full list of them by clicking on this link.

For those of you who aren’t aware of who Albert Szent-Gyorgyi is, let’s give you a really quick rundown. He was a Hungarian physiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine back in 1937 when he was credited for discovering vitamin C which of course is found in oranges and orange juice. He was also active during the Hungarian Resistance through World War II and once the war ended he went into Hungarian politics.

Whilst this isn’t the most exciting Google Doodle we have seen, it’s still good of Google to acknowledge the man who also discovered the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle in the way that they have. You can check out his full profile on Wikipedia where their article also talks about what he was doing during WWII, how he escaped the clutches of the Germans after Adolf Hitler had issued Szent-Gyorgyi’s arrest himself and how he remained as a fugitive for the best part of a year. Of course, if you haven’t seen the doodle yet, click here to be directed to Google.

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