Michał Rawita-Witanowski

Michał Rawita-Witanowski (September 13, 1858—February 25, 1943) was a Polish historian and pharmacist.

Michał Rawita-Witanowski
Born(1858-09-13)September 13, 1858
DiedFebruary 25, 1943(1943-02-25) (aged 84)
Alma materUniversity of Warsaw
Known forPharmacist, historian and ethnographer

Michał Rawita-Witanowski was born in Częstochowa, graduating from middle school in Kielce. From 1880 to 1884 he studied pharmacy at the University of Warsaw. From 1890 to 1907 he owned a pharmacy in Kłodawa. In 1907 he moved to Piotrków Trybunalski. He was the founder of several local cultural organisations and wrote numerous publications on the history, archaeology, ethnography and geography of Poland. Streets bearing his name can be found in Koło and Kłodawa.