Marian Rejewski

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Marian Rejewski
Marian Rejewski.jpg
Rejewski, c. 1943–44
Born
Marian Adam Rejewski

(1905-08-16)16 August 1905
Died13 February 1980(1980-02-13) (aged 74)
Cause of deathHeart attack caused by heart disease
OccupationMathematician, cryptologist
Known forSolving the Enigma-machine cipher
AwardsOrder of Polonia Restituta, Grand Cross[1]
War Medal 1939–1945[2]
Knowlton Award[3]
IEEE Milestone Award.[4][5]
Signature
Rejewski (signature).jpg

Marian Adam Rejewski (Polish: [ˈmarjan rɛˈjɛfskʲi] (audio speaker iconlisten); 16 August 1905 – 13 February 1980) was a Polish mathematician and cryptologist. In 1932, he helped create the Enigma cipher machine. His invention helped Britain to begin reading German Enigma-encrypted messages.

Rejewski died of a heart attack caused by heart disease on 13 February 1980 in Warsaw, Poland, aged 74.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Postanowienie Prezydenta Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej z dnia 14 lutego 2000 r. o nadaniu orderów" [Polish Order of the President of the Republic on 14 February 2000. On awarding orders.], Monitor Polski (in Polish), 13 (273), 14 February 2000, archived from the original on 4 April 2015, retrieved 5 March 2022
  2. Untold Story of Enigma Code-Breaker, 5 July 2005, archived from the original on 18 November 2005, retrieved 9 January 2006
  3. "Najwyższe odznaczenie amerykańskiego wywiadu za złamanie kodów Enigmy" [Highest American Intelligence Award for Breaking Enigma Ciphers], Gwiazda Polarna (in Polish), 103 (20): 6, 22 September 2012
  4. Polska Agencja Prasowa (5 August 2014), "Wyróżnienie Milestone dla polskich matematyków za złamanie Enigmy" [Milestone Award for Polish mathematicians for breaking the Enigma], Newsweek (in Polish), retrieved 23 July 2016
  5. Mazierska, Janina (December 2014), "IEEE Milestone Dedication on the First Breaking of Enigma Code (Poland Section)" (PDF), The IEEE Region 10 Newsletter: 2–4, retrieved 1 February 2015