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Stanislaw Lem

Stanislaw Lem was WriterDoc

2005
2005

Stanisław Herman[2] Lem (Polish pronunciation: [staˈɲiswaf ˈlɛm]; 12 September 1921 – 27 March 2006) was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy, and satire, and a trained physician. Lem’s books have been translated into forty-one languages and have sold over forty-five million copies.[3][4] From the 1950s to 2000s, he published many books, both science fiction and philosophical/futurological. He is best known as the author of the 1961 novel Solaris, which has been made into a feature film three times. In 1976, Theodore Sturgeon wrote that Lem was the most widely read science-fiction writer in the world.[5] Continue reading Stanislaw Lem

Sebastian Petrycy

Sebastian Petrycy was PhilosopherDoc, TranslatorDoc, StampDoc, WriterDoc, PublisherDoc

Sebastian Petrycy of Pilzno (1554–1626) was a Polish philosopher and physician. He lectured and published notable works in the field of medicine but is principally remembered for his masterly Polish translations of philosophical works byAristotle and for his commentaries to them. Petrycy made major contributions to nascent Polish philosophical terminology.[1] Continue reading Sebastian Petrycy

Józef Dietl

Józef Dietl was TeacherDoc, PoliticDoc,

Józef Dietl (24 January 1804 in Podbuże near Sambor – 18 January 1878 in Kraków) was an AustrianPolish physician born to an Austrian father and Polish mother. He studied medicine in Lviv and Vienna. He was a pioneer in balneology, and a professor of Jagiellonian University, elected as its rector in 1861. Dietl described the kidney ailment known as “Dietl’s Crisis” as well as its treatment.

From 1866 to 1874 Józef Dietl was mayor of the city of Kraków. Continue reading Józef Dietl