Janusz Tazbir, Polish historian, Died at 87


Janusz Tazbir was born on August 5, 1927, and died on May 3, 2016.

He was a Polish historian.

He specializing in the culture and religion of Poland in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Janusz Tazbir especially specialised in Old Polish history, and author of over 1000 publications.

Amongst his most famous publications is Państwo bez stosów (A country without stakes) published in 1967.

Janusz Tazbir has also written works popularizing history, as well as on history of literature.

Some of Tazbir works have been translated into foreign languages, including English and French.

Janusz Tazbir gained an MA in the Humanities Department of Warsaw University, during 1950.

Tazbir received his PhD and six years later he habilitated, in 1954.

Janusz Tazbir served as the editor-in-chief of the annual academic journal Odrodzenie i reformacja w Polsce (The Renaissance and Reformation in Poland) since 1965, and professor of the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of History since 1966 (he was the director of the Institute from 1983 to 1990).

Janusz Tazbir has been a full professor since 1973 and a member of Polish Academy of Sciences (Polska Akademia Nauk) since 1989.

Janusz Tazbir was also the leader of the Science Council of Polski Słownik Biograficzny (Polish Biographical Dictionary).

Janusz Tazbir passed away at 87 yrs old.