Aleksander Gieysztor

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Aleksander Gieysztor, 1995

Aleksander Gieysztor (Moscow, Russian Empire, 17 July 1916 – 9 February 1999, Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish medievalist historian.

Life[edit]

Aleksander Gieysztoras born in Moscow, Russia, into a Polish family.

From 1921, aged five, he lived in Warsaw, Poland.

In 1937 he graduated in history from Warsaw University.

He was married to Irena Gieysztorowa, a fellow historian.

Named for him are the Aleksander Gieysztor Prize of the Kronenberg Foundation, and the Aleksander Gieysztor Academy of Humanities.

Awards[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Ze studiów nad genezą wypraw krzyżowych (1948)
  • Zarys nauk pomocniczych historii (1948), a textbook
  • Zarys dziejów pisma łacińskiego (1972)
  • Mitologia Słowian (1982)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ M.P. 1994 nr 35 poz. 290, A 1994 President's decree on granting the Order to Geysztor, "for extraordinary actievements in educational and social activities
  2. ^ M.P. 1993 nr 17 poz. 148, A 1993 President's decree on granting the Order to Geysztor, for exceptional merit for Polish science and culture