Famous People From Poland
Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II
(The 264th Pope (Bishop of Rome))

18 May 1920

Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
(Actor, Director, Filmmaker)

03 October 1955

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(President of the European Council)

22 April 1957

Robert LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
(Footballer)

21 August 1988

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
(Composer)

01 March 1810

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus

19 February 1473

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
(Gangster)

04 July 1902

Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen
(Fighter Pilot)

02 May 1892

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
(Footballer)

04 June 1985

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
(German General)

17 June 1888

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Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
(Former Diplomat, Political Scientist)

28 March 1928

Witold Pilecki Witold Pilecki
(Nazi-era Polish Army Officer)

13 May 1901

Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer
(Writer)

21 November 1902

Herschel GrynszpanHerschel Grynszpan
(Murderer)

28 March 1921

Furious PeteFurious Pete
(Competitive Eater)

30 November 1985

Abraham Joshua HeschelAbraham Joshua Heschel
(Rabbi)

11 January 1907

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Alfred KorzybskiAlfred Korzybski
(Scholar who developed the field of General Semantics)

03 July 1879

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

Ferdinand CohnFerdinand Cohn
(Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology)

24 January 1828

Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten
(Economist)

05 October 1930

KeralisKeralis
(YouTube Gamer)

30 April 1980

Lech WalesaLech Walesa
(Former President of Poland)

29 September 1943

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Konrad BlochKonrad Emil Bloch
(Biochemist)

21 January 1912

Tadeusz ReichsteinTadeusz Reichstein
(Chemist)

20 July 1897

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
(Endocrinologist)

30 November 1926

Ignacy DomeykoIgnacy Domeyko
(Geologist)

31 July 1802

Wernher Von BraunWernher Von Braun

23 March 1912

Raphael KalinowskiRaphael Kalinowski
(Discalced Carmelite Friar)

01 September 1835

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Sergiusz PiaseckiSergiusz Piasecki
(Writer)

01 April 1901

Witold LutoslawskiWitold Lutoslawski
(Composer)

25 January 1913

Thomas Nicholas KucThomas Nicholas Kuc
(TV Actor, Social Media Personality, and amateur Athlete)

10 October 2002

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
(Poet)

30 June 1911

Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

13 February 1947

Robert KubicaRobert Kubica
(Racing driver)

07 December 1984

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Rob Van DamRob Van Dam
(Actor, Professional wrestler, Television actor)

18 December 1970

Maximilian KolbeMaximilian Kolbe

08 January 1894

Burzynski ClinicBurzynski Clinic
(Medical Doctor)

23 January 1943

Arkadiusz MilikArkadiusz Milik
(Polish footballer)

28 February 1994

Laurent KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
(Association football player)

10 September 1985

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
(Accountant)

25 January 1901

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John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
(Military leader, Politician)

17 August 1629

Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
(Statesman, Explorer, Politician, Officer)

04 June 1867

Andrew GolotaAndrew Golota
(Boxer)

05 January 1968

Alain FinkielkrautAlain Finkielkraut
(Philosopher, Radio personality, Writer, University teacher)

30 June 1949

Andrzej SapkowskiAndrzej Sapkowski
(Writer)

21 June 1948

Artur BorucArtur Boruc
(Polish footballer)

20 February 1980

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Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
(Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist, Writer, Computer scientist)

20 November 1924

Emerson FittipaldiEmerson Fittipaldi
(Formula One driver, Champ Car driver)

12 December 1946

Adam DarskiAdam Darski
(Curator, Guitarist, Journalist, Lyricist, Songwriter)

10 June 1977

Konstantin RokossovskyKonstantin Rokossovsky
(Soviet officer)

21 December 1896

Eddie SlovikEddie Slovik
(Military personnel, Soldier)

18 February 1920

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(Psychologist, University teacher)

09 September 1890

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Jerzy DudekJerzy Dudek
(Polish footballer)

23 March 1973

Mieszko I of PolandMieszko I of Poland
(Ruler)

0930 AD

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
(Architect, Musician, University teacher)

12 May 1946

Janusz KorczakJanusz Korczak
(Educationist, Pediatrician, Children's writer)

22 July 1878

Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
(Officer)

30 October 1882

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Baal Shem TovBaal Shem Tov
(Rabbi, Physician)

25 August 1698

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
(Politician, Officer, Military personnel)

02 September 1878

Sigismund III VasaSigismund III Vasa
(King)

20 June 1566

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
(philosopher, theologian, poet, translator)

25 August 1744

Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
(Military personnel, Officer)

04 December 1881

Grzegorz KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
(Polish footballer)

29 January 1990

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Adam MickiewiczAdam Mickiewicz
(poet)

24 September 1798

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
(Physicist, Inventor)

24 May 1686

Wojciech JaruzelskiWojciech Jaruzelski
(Politician)

06 July 1923

Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
(Politician, Officer)

11 September 1861

Krzysztof PendereckiKrzysztof Penderecki
(Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist, Music educator)

23 November 1933

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Janusz Korwin-MikkeJanusz Korwin-Mikke
(Politician, Bridge player, Economist, Journalist, Esperantist)

27 October 1942

Tomasz KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak
(Footballer)

20 March 1982

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
(Lawyer, Peace researcher)

24 June 1900

Friedrich SchleiermacherFriedrich Schleiermacher
(Philosopher, Theologian, Translator, University teacher)

21 November 1768

Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
(Mathematician)

13 April 1909

Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist)

05 May 1846

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BalthusBalthus
(Painter, Artist)

29 February 1908

Henryk GóreckiHenryk Górecki
(Composer, Educationist, Musicologist)

06 December 1933

Andrzej WajdaAndrzej Wajda
(Polish film director)

06 March 1926