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Bronislaw Geremek

Polish government official

Bronislaw Geremek, former Polish government official. Decorated officer Legion of Honor; recipient Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation award, 1986, Prix Louise de Culture prize, 1993, Heroler prize, Vienna, 1990, Karl prize, Aachen, 1998, Distinguished Leaders award University of California at Los Angeles, 1999.


Geremek, Bronislaw was born on March 3, 1932 in Warsaw, Poland. Son of Stefan and Maria Geremek.


Student, Warsaw University. Student, Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris. Doctor honorary, University Tours, 1982.

Doctor honorary, University Utrecht, 1986. Doctor honorary, Columbia University, 1989. Doctor honorary, University Bologna, 1989.

Doctor honorary, Oberlin College, 1990. Doctor honorary, University Paris-Sorbonne, 1990. Doctor honorary, University Libre, Brussels, 1991.

Doctor honorary, University Leicester, 1992. Doctor honorary, Brown University, 1994. Doctor honorary, University Sofia, 1998.

Doctor honorary, Freie University, Berlin, 1999. Doctor honorary, Brandeis University, 1999.


Science worker History Institute Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1954-1960, staff member History Institute, 1965-1985, assistant professor, 1972, head research unit history of medieval culture, 1965-1980, professor, 1989—2008. Lecturer Sorbonne, Paris, 1962-1965. Minister foreign affairs Government of Poland, Warsaw, 1997—2000.

Member European Parliament, 2004—2008. Deputy to Sejm (legislature). Member Polish United Workers Party, 1950-1968.

Co-founder, lecturer Science Courses Society, 1978-1981. Adviser to Interfactory Strike Committee, Gdansk Shipyard, 1980. Founding committee Solidarity Indiana Self-Governing Trade Union, Gdansk, National Understanding Committee of Solidarity Trade Union, 1980.

Chair program council Social and Labour Study Center, National Committee of Solidarity, 1980-1981. Chair program committee 1st National Congress of Solidarity Trade Union, 1981, adviser to provisional coordinator committee, 1983-1987, adviser to national executive committee, 1987-1990, member civic committee to Lech Walesa, 1988-1991. Professor College de France, since 1992.

Chair parliamentary Caucus Solidarity, Democratic Union for Freedom, 1989-1997.


  • Co-author: numerous books in field. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member Polish History Society, Society Européenne de Culture (award 1993), Association Authors of Science Works, Academia Europaea, European Medieval Academy, Academy Universelle des Cultures, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Club.


Married Hanna Geremek, 1952. 2 children.

Stefan Geremek

Maria Geremek

Hanna Geremek