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Arthur Schopenhauer
(German Philosopher Best Known for His Work ‘The World as Will and Representation’)
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Birthdate: February 22, 1788
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 21, 1860

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He was among the first Western philosophers to affirm important tenets of Indian philosophy, such as denial of the self and asceticism. Schopenhauer's work has had a tremendous posthumous impact on disciplines like science, literature, and philosophy. His work influenced personalities like Albert Einstein, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Sigmund Freud, George Bernard Shaw, and Leo Tolstoy. 

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Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
(Polish Physicist and Inventor)
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
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Birthdate: May 24, 1686
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 16, 1736

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit was a scientific instrument maker, inventor, and physicist. One of the most prominent and influential personalities of the Dutch Golden Age of science and technology, Fahrenheit is credited with many important inventions, including the mercury-in-glass thermometer and Fahrenheit scale. His inventions helped shape the history of thermometry. 

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Gerda Steinhoff
(Guard)
Gerda Steinhoff
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 29, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 4, 1946
 4 
Hermann Balck
(German Army Officer)
Hermann Balck
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 29, 1982
 5 
Dariusz Michalczewski
(German-Polish Professional Boxer)
Dariusz Michalczewski
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Grażyna Wolszczak
(Actress)
Grażyna Wolszczak
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Birthdate: December 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Donald Tusk
(President of the European Council)
Donald Tusk
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus

Born to former Polish slave laborers of the Nazi period, Donald Tusk initially wished to become a footballer but was drawn to the Solidarity movement. He later formed the LDC and the PO parties. He has been the president of the European Council.and now presides over the EPP.

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Beata Pozniak
(Actress)
Beata Pozniak
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Birthdate: April 30, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Natalia Partyka
(Table tennis player)
Natalia Partyka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
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Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
(Composer)
Johann Gottlieb Goldberg
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1727
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 13, 1756
 11 
Ingrid van Bergen
(Actress)
Ingrid van Bergen
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Birthdate: June 15, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 12 
Johann Pauls
(Military officer)
Johann Pauls
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 4, 1946
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Magdalena Frąckowiak
(Model, Designer)
Magdalena Frąckowiak
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 14 
Oskar Piechota
(Polish Mixed Martial Artist)
Oskar Piechota
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 15 
Johanna Schopenhauer
(Writer)
Johanna Schopenhauer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1766
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 17, 1838
 16 
Moshe Landau
(Judge of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1953 to 1982)
Moshe Landau
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 1, 2011

Moshe Landau was an Israeli judge who served as the judge of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1953 to 1982. He also served as the President of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1980 to 1982. In 1991, Moshe Landau was honored with the prestigious Israel Prize for law.

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Nikita Ivanovich, Count Panin
(Russian count)
Nikita Ivanovich, Count Panin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1718
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 21, 1783
 18 
Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski
(Aristocrat)
Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 1, 1734
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: March 19, 1823
 19 
Julia Kaminska
(Actress)
Julia Kaminska
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Birthdate: November 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Wolfgang Volz
(Actor)
Wolfgang Volz
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Birthdate: August 16, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 2, 2018
 21 
Helga Haase
(Speed skater)
Helga Haase
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: June 16, 1989
 22 
Bernhard Goetzke
(Actor)
Bernhard Goetzke
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Birthdate: June 5, 1884
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 7, 1964
 23 
Daniel Chodowiecki
(Painter)
Daniel Chodowiecki
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Birthdate: October 16, 1726
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 7, 1801
 24 
Philipp Clüver
(German Geographer and Historian)
Philipp Clüver
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Birthdate: 1580 AD
Died: December 31, 1622

While he initially studied law and science, Philipp Clüver later joined the military and traveled throughout Europe on foot. Largely known for pioneering historical geography, he is remembered for his 6-volume treatise Introduction to Universal Geography. He had also been an academic geographer in Leiden.

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Martin Rathke
(University Professor)
Martin Rathke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 25, 1793
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 3, 1860
 26 
Johannes Dantiscus
(Polish Poet, Bishop and Diplomat)
Johannes Dantiscus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1485
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 27, 1548

Polish poet, bishop and diplomat Johannes Dantiscus, who was the prince-bishop of Warmia and Bishop of Chełmno, was one of the first representatives of Renaissance humanism in Poland. Known as the Father of Polish Diplomacy, Dantiscus served as a royal diplomat and the royal secretary for over three decades. His notable literary works include his autobiography Vita Joannis de Curiis Dantisci

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Sławomir Nowak
(Politician)
Sławomir Nowak
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Andrzej Prawda
(Polish Football Forward and Football manager)
Andrzej Prawda
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 8, 2020
 29 
Paul Bronsart von Schellendorf
(Statesman)
Paul Bronsart von Schellendorf
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 23, 1891
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Wolfgang Jansen
(Actor)
Wolfgang Jansen
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Birthdate: April 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 9, 1988
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Elżbieta Gelert
(Politician)
Elżbieta Gelert
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Ulrich Kienast
(Boxer)
Ulrich Kienast
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces