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Henryk Łowmiański

Commemorative plaque in the building of the Historic Faculty of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

Henryk Łowmiański (August 22, 1898 near Ukmergė - September 4, 1984 in Poznań) was a Polish historian of the medieval period. A researcher of ancient history of Poland, Lithuania and the Slavs in general, Łowmiański was the author of many works, including the 6 volume "The Beginnings of Poland" (Polish: Początki Polski).

Scholar years

After Receiving his doctorate on the "Beginnings of Lithuanian Cities" (Polish: Wschody miast litewskich w XVI wieku), Łowmiański became the first history Ph.D in the University of Stefan Batory.

Important works

  • "Wschody" miast litewskich w 16 wieku (1923–1924)
  • Studia nad początkami społeczeństwa i państwa litewskiego (1931–32)
  • Prusy pogańskie (1935) [English edition: The Ancient Prussians (1936)]
  • Podstawy gospodarczego formowania się państw słowiańskich (1953)
  • Zagadnienia roli Normanów w genezie państw słowiańskich (1957)
  • Geneza państwa ruskiego jako wynik procesu wewnętrznego (1962)
  • Początki Polski (6 vol.)
  • Studia nad dziejami Wielkiego Księstwa Litewskiego (1983)
  • Studia nad dziejami Słowiańszczyzny, Polski i Rusi w wiekach średnich (1986)
  • Religia Słowian i jej upadek (w. VI-XII) (1979)
  • Polityka Jagiellonów (1999)


  • Gerard Labuda, Wspomnienie pośmiertne. Dzieło życiowe Henryka Łowmiańskiego [w:]Roczniki Historyczne, t. 52 (1986), s. 245-248.
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