Władysław Dziewulski

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Władysław Dziewulski
Władysław Dziewulski-astronomer.jpg
Portrait published in 1973
Born 1878
Died 1962 (aged 83–84)
Nationality Polish
Occupation Astronomer, mathematician
Known for Rector of Batory University

Władysław Dziewulski (1878 – February 6, 1962) was a Polish astronomer and mathematician. He spent most his life performing astronomical research, and published over 200 papers.[1]


He studied mathematics and astronomy in his native Warsaw. Then in 1902 he went to the University of Göttingen in Germany to complete his education. In 1903, he was named as an assistant at the astronomical observatory in Kraków that belonged to the Jagiellonian University and in 1906, he gained his Ph.D. there.[2] In 1919, he became a professor of the Batory University in Vilna and director of its Astronomical Observatory. He was also the rector of Batory University in 1924–25. Later he moved to Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. He spent the last part of his life in Toruń.

He focused on the gravitational perturbations of minor planets, movements of stellar groupings, and photographic photometry.

The crater Dziewulski on the Moon is named after him, as is the Wladyslaw Dziewulski Planetarium in Toruń.


  1. ^ Kozłowski, Tomasz. "Polskie korporacje akademickie na Uniwersytecie Stefana Batorego w Wilnie". Strony Kozłowskich herbu Kozłowski. Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  2. ^ Hockey, Thomas (2009). The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Publishing. ISBN 978-0-387-31022-0. Retrieved August 22, 2012.