Famous People From Poland
Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II
18 May 1920
The 264th Pope (Bishop of Rome)
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
03 October 1955
Actor, Director, Filmmaker

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
01 March 1810
Composer

Robert LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
21 August 1988
Footballer

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
15 November 1993
Football Player

Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus
19 February 1473
 
Manfred von RichthofenManfred von Richthofen
02 May 1892
Fighter Pilot

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
04 July 1902
Gangster

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
22 April 1957
President of the European Council

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
03 December 1857
Writer
Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
04 June 1985
Footballer

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
17 June 1888
German General
Witold Pilecki Witold Pilecki
13 May 1901
Nazi-era Polish Army Officer

Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
28 March 1928
Former Diplomat, Political Scientist

Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer
21 November 1902
Writer
Herschel GrynszpanHerschel Grynszpan
28 March 1921
Murderer

Furious PeteFurious Pete
30 November 1985
Competitive Eater
Abraham Joshua HeschelAbraham Joshua Heschel
11 January 1907
Rabbi

Alfred KorzybskiAlfred Korzybski
03 July 1879
Scholar who developed the field of General

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
01 August 1924
Physicist
Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten
05 October 1930
Economist

Ferdinand CohnFerdinand Cohn
24 January 1828
Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology
KeralisKeralis
30 April 1980
YouTube Gamer

Lech WalesaLech Walesa
29 September 1943
Former President of Poland

Konrad BlochKonrad Emil Bloch
21 January 1912
Biochemist

Tadeusz ReichsteinTadeusz Reichstein
20 July 1897
Chemist
Wernher Von BraunWernher Von Braun
23 March 1912
 
Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
30 November 1926
Endocrinologist

Ignacy DomeykoIgnacy Domeyko
31 July 1802
Geologist

Raphael KalinowskiRaphael Kalinowski
01 September 1835
Discalced Carmelite Friar

Sergiusz PiaseckiSergiusz Piasecki
01 April 1901
Writer
Witold LutoslawskiWitold Lutoslawski
25 January 1913
Composer

Thomas Nicholas KucThomas Nicholas Kuc
10 October 2002
TV Actor, Social Media Personality, and amateur

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
30 June 1911
Poet

Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
13 February 1947
Basketball player, Basketball coach

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Rob Van DamRob Van Dam
18 December 1970
Actor, Professional wrestler, Television actor
Robert KubicaRobert Kubica
07 December 1984
Racing driver

Burzynski ClinicBurzynski Clinic
23 January 1943
Medical Doctor
Laurent KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
10 September 1985
Association football player

Maximilian KolbeMaximilian Kolbe
08 January 1894
 

Emerson FittipaldiEmerson Fittipaldi
12 December 1946
Formula One driver, Champ Car driver
Andrzej SapkowskiAndrzej Sapkowski
21 June 1948
Writer

Andrew GolotaAndrew Golota
05 January 1968
Boxer
John III SobieskiJohn III Sobieski
17 August 1629
Military leader, Politician

Arkadiusz MilikArkadiusz Milik
28 February 1994
Polish footballer

Carl Gustaf Emil MannerheimCarl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim
04 June 1867
Statesman, Explorer, Politician, Officer

Eddie SlovikEddie Slovik
18 February 1920
Military personnel, Soldier

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
25 January 1901
Accountant
Konstantin RokossovskyKonstantin Rokossovsky
21 December 1896
Soviet officer

Jerzy DudekJerzy Dudek
23 March 1973
Polish footballer

Benoit MandelbrotBenoit Mandelbrot
20 November 1924
Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist,

Adam DarskiAdam Darski
10 June 1977
Curator, Guitarist, Journalist, Lyricist,
Henryk SienkiewiczHenryk Sienkiewicz
05 May 1846
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Journalist

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
09 September 1890
Psychologist, University teacher
Mieszko I of PolandMieszko I of Poland
0930 AD
Ruler

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman
 

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
12 May 1946
Architect, Musician, University teacher
Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
30 October 1882
Officer

Artur BorucArtur Boruc
20 February 1980
Polish footballer
Janusz KorczakJanusz Korczak
22 July 1878
Educationist, Pediatrician, Children's writer

Werner von BlombergWerner von Blomberg
02 September 1878
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Janusz Korwin-MikkeJanusz Korwin-Mikke
27 October 1942
Politician, Bridge player, Economist, Journalist,
Baal Shem TovBaal Shem Tov
25 August 1698
Rabbi, Physician

Sigismund III VasaSigismund III Vasa
20 June 1566
King
Erwin von WitzlebenErwin von Witzleben
04 December 1881
Military personnel, Officer

Johann Gottfried HerderJohann Gottfried Herder
25 August 1744
philosopher, theologian, poet, translator

Grzegorz KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
29 January 1990
Polish footballer

Adam MickiewiczAdam Mickiewicz
24 September 1798
poet
Wojciech JaruzelskiWojciech Jaruzelski
06 July 1923
Politician
Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
24 May 1686
Physicist, Inventor

Krzysztof PendereckiKrzysztof Penderecki
23 November 1933
Composer, Conductor, Educationist, Musicologist,

Erich von FalkenhaynErich von Falkenhayn
11 September 1861
Politician, Officer

Tomasz KuszczakTomasz Kuszczak
20 March 1982
Footballer
Stanislaw UlamStanislaw Ulam
13 April 1909
Mathematician

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
 

Friedrich SchleiermacherFriedrich Schleiermacher
21 November 1768
Philosopher, Theologian, Translator, University

Andrzej WajdaAndrzej Wajda
06 March 1926
Polish film director

Raphael LemkinRaphael Lemkin
24 June 1900
Lawyer, Peace researcher
L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
15 December 1859
Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet,

Henryk GóreckiHenryk Górecki
06 December 1933
Composer, Educationist, Musicologist
BalthusBalthus
29 February 1908
Painter, Artist

Bohdan KhmelnytskyBohdan Khmelnytsky
1595 AD
Cossack

Ferdinand LassalleFerdinand Lassalle
11 April 1825
Writer, Politician, Economist, Lawyer, Philosopher
Raymond KopaRaymond Kopa
13 October 1931
Association football player

Zbigniew BoniekZbigniew Boniek
03 March 1956
Footballer
Alfred TarskiAlfred Tarski
14 January 1901
Mathematician, Philosopher

Tomer HemedTomer Hemed
02 May 1987
Association football player

Krystian ZimermanKrystian Zimerman
05 December 1956
Pianist, Conductor, Composer, Music educator

Jakob BöhmeJakob Böhme
24 April 1575
philosopher, Christian mystic, and Lutheran
Kamil GlikKamil Glik
03 February 1988
Polish footballer

Karl RadekKarl Radek
31 October 1885
Politician, University teacher, Journalist
Otto KlempererOtto Klemperer
14 May 1885
Conductor

Kamil GrosickiKamil Grosicki
08 June 1988
Polish footballer

Jerzy KukuczkaJerzy Kukuczka
24 March 1948
Mountaineer

Marian RejewskiMarian Rejewski
16 August 1905
Mathematician, Cryptologist
Sigismund II AugustusSigismund II Augustus
01 August 1520
King