Famous Polish Scientists

Karol Marcinkowski

(1800 – 1846) accomplished physician and patriot who was also a dedicated social activist. He worked on bringing closer together the Polish land owners, entrepreneurs, and the bourgeoisie in the framework of the concept of organic work, a movement that caught on in Wielkopolska thanks to his efforts. He created the Scientific Assistance Society in Poznań, and initiated the creation of the Polish Bazaar as a means of promoting entrepreneurial and economic growth of Polish citizens in Wielkopolska. As an excellent physician he was highly respected for his work as both a surgeon and an obstetrician in Poland, also recognized internationally for his research and work on cholera and presented with a gold medal by the French Academy of Science.