# Mathematician:Zygmunt Janiszewski

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## Mathematician

Polish mathematician whose work was mainly in topology.

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

## Nationality

Polish

## History

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

## Publications

- 1911:
*Sur les continus irréductibles 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 indécomposable*(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.*