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Aleksander Gieysztor

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Aleksander Gieysztor, 1995
Aleksander Gieysztor, 1995

Aleksander Gieysztor (17 July 1916 – 9 February 1999) was a Polish medievalist historian.


Aleksander Gieysztor was born to a Polish family in Moscow, Russia, where his father worked as a railwayman. In 1921, the family relocated to Poland and settled in Warsaw. He graduated in history from the University of Warsaw in 1937.

He was married to Irena Gieysztor née Czarnecka, a fellow historian.

The Aleksander Gieysztor Prize of the Kronenberg Foundation and the Aleksander Gieysztor Academy of Humanities are named after him.



  • Historia Polski (co-author; 1947)
  • Ze studiów nad genezą wypraw krzyżowych (1948)
  • Zarys nauk pomocniczych historii (1948), a textbook used by a lot of generations of Polish students
  • Zarys dziejów pisma łacińskiego (1972)
  • Zamek Królewski w Warszawie (1973)
  • Mitologia Słowian (1982) (wyd. Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1982 i 1986, w serii * Mitologie Świata, ISBN 83-221-0152-X).
  • Dzieje Mazowsza do 1526 roku (wraz z Henrykiem Samsonowiczem)
  • La Pologne et l’Europe au Moyen Age. Warszawa, P.W.N. Conférence au Centre Scientifique Parisien de l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences le 10 décembre 1962.
  • Società e cultura nell’alto Medioevo Polacco. Ossolineum 1965. Conférence à l’Académie Polonaise des Sciences à Rome le 5 novembre 1963.

See also


  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

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