Mathematician:Kazimierz Kuratowski

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Polish mathematician whose work was mainly in topology and metric spaces.

Pioneered, with Alfred Tarski and Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński, the theory of Polish spaces.




  • Born: 2 Feb 1896, Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Poland)
  • Died: 18 June 1980, Warsaw, Poland

Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Kazimierz Kuratowski can be found here.

Definitions of concepts named for Kazimierz Kuratowski can be found here.


  • 1917: On the definitions in mathematics
  • 1920: Sur les continus indécomposable (with Zygmunt Janiszewski)
  • 1922: Une méthode d'élimination des nombres transfinis des raisonnements mathématiques (Fund. Math. Vol. 3: pp. 76 – 108) (in which Kuratowski's Lemma is presented)
  • 1922: Sur l'operation A de l'Analysis Situs (Fundamenta Mathematicae Vol. 3: pp. 182 – 199) (in which Kuratowski's Closure-Complement Problem is presented)
  • 1930: Sur le problème des courbes gauches en topologie
  • 1948: Topologie I, Espaces Métrisables, Espaces Complets (Topology I: Metric Spaces, Complete Spaces)
  • 1950: Topologie II, Espaces Compacts, Espaces Connexes, Plan Euclidien (Topology II: Compact Spaces, Connected Spaces, Euclidean Space)

Also known as

His first name is sometimes Westernised as Casimir.