Henriette Schmidt-Burkhardt

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Henriette Marie Wilhelmine Schmidt-Burkhardt (born March 8, 1926 in Nuremberg ; † February 21, 2014 ) was a German entrepreneur and patron . She was the managing partner of the Lebkuchen-Schmidt company .


Schmidt-Burkhardt initially studied education and became a primary school teacher . In 1952 she married Rudolf Schmidt, son of the owner of Lebkuchen-Schmidt and later heir to the company together with his brother. In 1983, after her brother-in-law died - like her husband three years earlier - Schmidt-Burkhardt gave up her job as a teacher to take over the management of Lebkuchen-Schmidt. Under her leadership, the company was able to expand. Lebkuchen-Schmidt was under the direction of Schmidt-Burkhardt until her death.


Since Schmidt-Burkhardt had no descendants, she set up a foundation to ensure the continued existence of the company after her death.

Henriette Schmidt-Burkhardt was one of the initiators of the Nürnberger Klassik Open Air , which she supported from the start. The Nuremberg University of Music and the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra - Schmidt-Burkhardt sponsored the construction of a concert hall also benefited from their support .

The chair for food chemistry at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg was founded by Henriette Schmidt-Burkhardt and bears her name. The Rudolf Schmidt Burkhardt Memorial Prize , also donated by the entrepreneur and endowed with 10,000 euros, is the most highly endowed prize of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Munich , which is awarded annually for a dissertation that is outstanding in international comparison, taking ethical aspects into account .

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  1. Schmidt Burkhardt Chair is inaugurated . Institute for Pharmacy and Food Chemistry at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, April 14, 2005, accessed on October 25, 2009.
  2. uni kurier aktuell, Volume 14, No. 68, October 2007 ( Memento of the original from November 30, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 1.2 MB). Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, accessed on October 25, 2009  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.uni-erlangen.de
  3. Franconian women entrepreneurs honored - Helene Metz and Henriette Schmidt-Burkhardt received IHK medals of honor. . Nürnberger Nachrichten of July 11, 2011 on nordbayern.de, accessed on July 29, 2011