Wawrzyniec Żmurko

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Wawrzyniec Żmurko
Born(1824-07-09)July 9, 1824
DiedApril 3, 1889(1889-04-03) (aged 64)
Alma materLwów University
TU Wien
University of Vienna
OccupationMathematics professor
Employer(s)Lwów University
Lwów Polytechnic
Organization(s)Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists
Polish Academy of Learning

Wawrzyniec Żmurko (9 July 1824, in Jaworów – 3 April 1889, in Lwów) was a Polish mathematician, professor of Lwów University and Lwów Polytechnic, honoris causa of Lwów University, member of Polish Academy of Learning. He was a president of Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists (1879-1881). In 1885-1886 he was Rector of the Lwów University. He was the father of a painter, Franciszek Żmurko.


Żmurko was active in a number of different fields in mathematics, including differential equations, analytic functions theory, linear algebra and applications of mathematics. He published in both Polish and German. He also invented instruments for drawing conic sections and a device which he called the integrator for graphical solving of calculus integral problems.


  • "Żmurko Wawrzyniec". Internetowa encyklopedia PWN. Retrieved 2006-11-23.