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Zbigniew Thaddeus Wierzbicki

Zbigniew Thaddeus Wierzbicki, Polish sociology educator, researcher.


  • Wierzbicki, Zbigniew Thaddeus was born on March 13, 1919 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Romuald and Wanda (Peretiatkowicz) Wierzbicki.

  • Education

    • Master o fLaw, University Poznan, Poland, 1949. Doctor of Social Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1963. Eleve Titulaire (honorary), Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris, 1960.


    • Teacher, headmaster secondary trade school, Naleczow, Poland, 1941—1946. Assistant, tutor Warsaw School of Economics, 1947—1949. Assistant professor Institute Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1957—1973, associate professor, 1973—1989, professor, since 1989.

      Visiting lecturer Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1964—1965. Professor sociology Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1982, University N. Copernicus, Torun, Poland, 1984—1992. Expert rural solidarity, Warsaw, 1980—1981.


    • Co-author (with A.L. Bertrand): Rural Sociology in United States of America, 1970. Co-author: (with Place Rambaud) Rural Sociology in France, 1994. Author and editor Zmiaca Half a Century Later, 1963, Dimitrie Gusti, Sociologist of Independent Romania, 1991, editor and co-author Activation and Development of Local Communities, 1973, founder and editor-in-chief (monthly) Health and Sobriety, 1956-1959.

      Co-editor: Sociologia Ruralis, 1979-1983, Revolt of Young in Spirit, since 2001. Author: Human Sozo-Ecology, 2006.


    Member Consultative Council, Warsaw, 1979—1981. Sponsor Alcoholics Anonymous movement, Poznan-Warsaw, 1958—1981. Christian Democrats Program Committee, 1988—1990.

    Chairman youth section Catholic Episcopate Sobriety Committee, Warsaw, 1975—1980. Member of Society Scientiarium Varsoviensis, Polish Psychiatric Association (honoris causa 1998), Polish Sociological Association (president Rural Sociology section 1979-1983), League for Protection of Nature (president Poznan branch 1945-1956, Golden Badge 1985).



    Travel, conservation.


    • Married Wanda Elisabeth Plocka, July 7, 1961 (deceased 1999).
    • father: Romuald Wierzbicki
    • mother: Wanda (Peretiatkowicz) Wierzbicki
    • spouse: Wanda Elisabeth Plocka
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    Born March 13, 1919
    • 1949
      University Poznan
    • 1963
      Polish Academy Sciences
    • 1960
      École Pratique des Hautes Études
    • 1941 - 1946
      Naleczow, Poland
    • 1947 - 1949
    • 1957 - 1973
      assistant, professor Institute Sociology
      Warsaw, North Carolina, United States