Bruno Abakanowicz Inventor of Integraph
Bruno Abakanowicz Inventor of Integraph

Biography of Bruno Abakanowicz

Early Life

Bruno Abakanowicz inventor of Intergraph was born in the year of 1852 on 06th of October in Ukmerge, Lithuania which was the part of Russian Empire. He got his early education from local school in Ukmerge and after that he studied further. After his initial study, he joined Riga technical University for further education. He earned his graduation degree from the mentioned university and later on moved to University of Lwow. The university was a technology based university and there he started his assistantship.


Bruno completed his education and after that started to think about his own career. As mentioned above, he joined Technical university of Lwow for his assistantship in the year of 1881 and that was his first ever practical work experience of the field.  Later on, he migrated to France and tried to buy a villa. He got succeeded in that and hence as a result, he purchased that in the Paris which was located in Parc St. Maur. He is always considered as a scientist.


He was kind of an electrical engineer specially but his work list of professional tasks was not just limited to this field. He was also a mathematician and inventors of many things. His inventions for Mathematics and other fields are considered as very important. Some of his famous inventions are considered as Spirograph, Parabolagraph and most specifically the Integraph. Integraph is considered as one of his very first inventions which led him to be a successful scientist and most specially a mathematician later on. He also invented the electric bells for trains and a specific electric arc lamp which he designed by himself.

Inventor of Integraph

Bruno Abakanowicz is widely credited as inventor of Integraph which changed the dimensions of modern mathematics. It can be considered as an instrument which is used in different fields but most especially in mathematics. Its function is to plot an integral of any of the functions in mathematics which are graphically designed. It was invented for the first time in the year of 1880 by Bruno and later on, it saw much diversity.


The Integraph is a kind of instrument which consists of rollers. It has a carriage which is rectangular in shape and this carriage moves from sides left to right on the rollers of the graph. The other two sides of the roller work on the axis X of plate in parallel format. While on the other hand, the remaining two sides just belong to Y axis. Plotting the integral by this instrument simply changed the field of mathematics and converted it to an easy task.


He is considered as a legend of his own field and his inventions in different fields are not in the need of any kind of introduction.  He died in year of 1900 on 29th August in his own villa in France.