Antoni Łomnicki

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Antoni Łomnicki
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Born (1881-01-17)17 January 1881
Lwów
Died 4 July 1941(1941-07-04) (aged 60)
Lwów
Nationality Polish
Fields Mathematics
Alma mater Lviv University

Antoni Marian Łomnicki (17 January 1881 – 4 July 1941) (now Lviv) was a Polish mathematician.

Antoni was educated at Lviv University and the University of Göttingen. In 1920 he became professor of the Lviv University of Technology. In 1938 he became a member of the Warsaw Scientific Society (TWN).

He was murdered by the Germans during the Second World War on the Wzgórza Wuleckie in Lwów in the Massacre of Lviv professors.

In December 1944 Stefan Banach wrote the following tribute to Łomnicki:

A native of Lvov, he worked for over twenty years as a mathematics professor at the Lvov Polytechnic. He prepared hundreds of engineers for their profession. I was his assistant. He was the first to instil in me the importance and responsibility of a professor’s task. He was an unrivalled educator, one of the best I ever knew. He was the author of many popular schoolbooks as well as textbooks on advanced analysis for technologists, surpassing in quality those published abroad. His work in the field of cartography was at a high level. Equally effective were his teaching and pedagogic efforts. Professor Łomnicki had tremendous energy and a great work ethic.

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