Júlia Báthory (December 31, 1901 - May 3, 2000) was a Hungarian glass designer.Júlia Báthory was born in 1901 in Budapest into an aristocratic family. She pursued her high school studies in Debrecen and Budapest. She went to Germany in 1924, where she graduated at the Stadtschule für Angewendte Kunst in Munich, as a student of Adelbert Niemeyer, a painter and porcelain designer, a family relative of the well known Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer. She also took lectures from local painter Max Müller (not related to the orientalist). Her fellow student was Margit Kovács, the well known Hungarian ceramic artist, with whom she had a lifelong, close friendship.In the course of her graphic studies she became fascinated by glasswork and in 1929 she started her career as an independent glass-designer in Dessau. In this time she visited the Bauhaus. Between 1930-31 she returned to Budapest. In this transitional period she had to work in intellectuel vacuum and under hard conditions. Her exhibition in 1930 in Paris with Imre Huszár, a sculptor, who lived in Paris at that time, was such a success, that she decided to move there. She remained till December 1939.