Profesor Jerzy Wyrozumski (1930–2018). In memoriam

Stanisław A. Sroka


Professor Jerzy Wyrozumski is one of the greatest Polish historians, researcher of the Middle Ages, Dean of the Faculty of History and Vice-Rector of the Jagiellonian University, an active member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences and its Secretary General, President of the Society of History and Monuments Lovers of Krakow. He was awarded the title of doctor honoris causa by six universities for his scientific achievements, and decorated with many orders and medals (including the Commander’s Cross of St. Sylvester, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, Officer’s Cross of the Hungarian Order). Scholar with excellent achievements. Author of over 700 scientific papers, including a textbook of Polish history until 1505, the monumental first volume of the History of Krakow, the biography of Casimir the Great and Queen Hedwig of Anjou. An educator of many generations of historians, a Master for his students, a defender of the autonomy of the  University and students in the 1980s.