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Ryszard Janusz Bender

Ryszard Janusz Bender, Polish historian.


  • Bender, Ryszard Janusz was born on February 16, 1932 in Lomza, Poland. Son of Andrzej and Stanislawa Stypulkowski Bender.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, Catholic University Lublin, 1955. Full Professor, Catholic University Lublin, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, University Warsaw, 1961.


    • Head department modern history Catholic University, Lublin, since 1969, dean of faculty of humanities, 1981-1987. Vice president Scientific Society of Lublin, since 1987. Senior fellow Fulbright Foundation, Washington, 1987-1988.

      Member international commission History of International Relations, Italy, since 1982, Comparative History of Churches/CIHEC, France, since 1975. President National Broadcasting Council of Poland, 1994. Vis.prof. University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1996.


    • Author 10 books and numerous history articles.


    Member Sejm in Poland, 1976-1980, 85-89. Member Senate in Poland, 1991-1993. Vice president European Democratic Group of Council of Europe, 1992-1993, Christian Democratic Labour Party in Poland, 1989-1990.

    Member Polish section Papal Commission, Iustitia et Pax, since 1986. Member Citizens' Committee of Lech Walesa in Poland, 1990. Member Club of Catholic Inteligentsia in Lublin (president since 1983), Association for Defense of Rights of Audiovisual Public (president since 1995), Order of the Black Madonna (Knight).



    Kayaking, swimming, sailing.


    • Married Maria Jadwiga Malik, August 15, 1959. Children: Agnieszka, Bogna, Iwo.
    • father: Andrzej Bender
    • mother: Stanislawa Stypulkowski Bender
    • spouse: Maria Jadwiga Malik
    • children: Agnieszka Bender
    • Bogna Bender
    • Iwo Bender
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    Born February 16, 1932
    • 1955
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1985
      Catholic University Lublin
    • 1961
      University Warsaw
    • 1969
      Head, department modern history Catholic University
      Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland
    • 1975
      member, international commission History of International Relations
    • 1981 - 1987
      Head, department modern history Catholic University
    • 1982
      member, international commission History of International Relations
    • 1987 - 1988
      senior, fellow Fulbright Foundation
      Washington, United States
    • 1987
      vice president, Scientific Society of Lublin
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