Stefan Banach Jr Biography, History, Death, Awards
Stefan Banach jr Biography History:
|Born||30 March 1892, Kraków, Austria-Hungary (today Poland)|
|Died||31 August 1945 (aged 53), Lviv, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (today Ukraine)|
|Awards||Membership: Polish Academy of Learning|
|Institutions||University of Lwów|
|Alma mater||Technical University of Lwów|
Stefan Banach jr was born on 30 March 1892 at St. Lazarus General Hospital in Kraków, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, into a Góral Roman Catholic family and was subsequently baptised by his father.
Unusually, Stefan’s surname was his mother’s instead of his father’s, though he received his father’s given name, Stefan. Since Stefan Greczek was a private and was prevented by military regulations from marrying, and the mother was too poor to support the child, the couple decided that he should be reared by family and friends. Stefan spent the first few years of his life with his grandmother.
but when she took ill Greczek arranged for his son to be raised by Franciszka Płowa and her niece Maria Puchalska in Kraków. Young Stefan would regard Franciszka as his foster mother and Maria as his older sister. In his early years Banach was tutored by Juliusz Mien, a French intellectual and friend of the Płowa family, who had emigrated to Poland and supported himself with photography and translations of Polish literature into French. Mien taught Banach French and most likely encouraged him in his early mathematical pursuits.
|Known for||Banach space|
Banach fixed-point theorem
Surjection of Fréchet spaces