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Witold Hensel

Witold Hensel, Polish archaeologist. Decorated commanders cross with star Polonia Restituta; Commander Cross al Merito della Republica Italiana; recipient State prize, 1955, 66, Copernicus medal Polish Academy of Sciences, 1977, Gold medal award Czechoslavak Academy of Sciences, 1975.

Background

  • Hensel, Witold was born on March 29, 1917 in Poznan, Poland. Son of Maksymilian and Maria (Formanowicz) Hensel.

  • Education

    • Master in Philosophy, University Poznan, 1938. Docent, University Poznan, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University Lublin, Poland, 1945.

      Doctor (honorary), University Poznan, 1987.

    Career

    • Lecturer Catholic University Lublin, 1944-1945. Professor extraordinary, head chair archaeology University Poznan, 1951-1955, dean history and philosophy department, 1951-1953. Vice director Institute History Material Culture Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1953-1954, director, 1954-1989.

      Professor extraordinary University Warsaw, 1954-1956, professor ordinary, 1956-1987, head chair Slavonic archaeology department, 1956-1965, head chair prehistoric and early medieval archaeology, 1957—1987, professor emeritus, since 1987, Polish Academy of Sciences, since 1989. Leader expeditions Poland, Yugoslavia, France, Italy, Algeria. Member Polish Parliament, 1985-1989.

    Works

    • Author: Studia i materialy do osadnictwa Wielkopolski wczesnohistorycznej, volunteer I-VII, 1948-1995, volunteer V-VII (with Zofia Kurnatowska), Slowianszczyzna wczesnosredniowieczna, 1952, 56, 65, 87, Polska przed tysiacem lat, 1960, 64, 67, La naissance de la Pologne, 1966, The Beginnings of the Polish State, 1960, Najdawniejsze stolice Polski, 1960, Archeologia o poczatkach miast slowianskich, 1963, Anfânge der Stâdte bei der Ost and Westslawen, 1967, Ziemie polskie w pradziejach, 1969, Archeologia i prahistoria, 1971, Polska starozytna, 1973, 80, 88, Ur-und Frühgeschichte Polens, 1974, Odkaka Dojdeni Slovenite, 1983, Skad Pryszli Slowianie, 1984, Le origini della Polonia, 1986. Editor: Slavia Antiaua volunteer I, 1948, volunteer XXVII, since 1989.

    Membership

    Member Polish Academy of Sciences (member presidency 1984-1989), Mak, Academy of Sciences and Arts, U.Snopie, Sâchsische Academy of Sciences, zu Leipzig, Deutschen Archäol. Instituts (O.M.-Berlin), Istituto Italiano Preist, Protost (Firenze), Union Pre and Protohist. Sciences (international council 1956-1991, honorary committee since 1991), Union Studies Origin Towns (chairman international committee 1962-1994), International Congress Slavists (vice president 1971-1992), International Slav.

    Archaeol. (president 1966, vice president 1966-1992), International Union Anthropol. and Ethnographic Studies (honorary, chairman national committee 1986-1989), Polish Archaeol. and Numismatic Society (honorary chairman 1969-1970), Jugoslavian Archaeol. Societies, Polish Anthropol. Society, Society of Sciences of Plock, Instytut Zachodni, Society Wojciech Ketrzynski, Olsztyn), Science Society Pol.

    Connections

    • Married Maria Chmielewska, June 5, 1941. Children: Wojciech (deceased 1997), Zdzislaw, Leszek, Barbara.
    • father: Maksymilian Hensel
    • mother: Maria (Formanowicz) Hensel
    • spouse: Maria Chmielewska
    • children: Wojciech Hensel (deceased 1997)
    • Zdzislaw Hensel
    • Leszek Hensel
    • Barbara Hensel
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    Born March 29, 1917
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    • 1938
      University Poznan
    • 1948
      University Poznan
    • 1945
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1987
      University Poznan
    • 1944 - 1945
      Lecturer, Catholic University Lublin
    • 1951 - 1955
      professor, chair archaeology University Poznan
    • 1951 - 1953
      professor, chair archaeology University Poznan
    • 1951 - 1955
      head, chair archaeology University Poznan
    • 1951 - 1953
      head, chair archaeology University Poznan
    • 1953 - 1954
      vice director, Institute History Material Culture Polish Academy Sciences
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States
    • 1989
      professor, extraordinary University Warsaw
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