Mathematician:Zygmunt Janiszewski

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Polish mathematician whose work was mainly in topology.

Co-founded the journal Fundamenta Mathematicae but died of influenza before its first issue.




  • Born: 12 June 1888, Warsaw, Russian Empire (now Poland)
  • Died: 3 Jan 1920 in Lvov, Poland


  • 1911: Sur les continus irr├ęductibles entre deux points
  • 1913: On cutting the plane by continua
  • 1916: On realism and idealism in mathematics (on the Axiom of Choice: the "realist" school did not accept the AoC, the "idealist" school did)
  • 1918: On the needs of mathematics in Poland (in the first volume of Polish Science: Its Needs, Organisation, and Development)
  • 1920: Sur les continus ind├ęcomposable (with Kazimierz Kuratowski)
  • Played a major role in the setting up of the journal Fundamenta Mathematicae , the first issue of which appeared in 1920, after his death from influenza.

Notable Quotes

It is true that a mathematician does not require laboratories of complex and expensive auxiliary devices.