Whether you savor the old world charm of Poland or totally swear by its Zubrowka Vodka or are simply mesmerized by its Oscypek, a kind of stunning-looking carved cheese, you will totally lap up reading more about the country’s rich and famous here. Agreed, for a country teeming with history and a heart-warming culture, it is not altogether impossible to get swayed. But besides all the amazing attractions that Poland boasts of, there is this incredible lot of people who have inspired greatness in the country. Be it Copernicus, Chopin, Marie Curie, Pope John Paul II, Robert Kubica or Joanna Krupa, Poland prides itself on its superlative lot of nationals who have inspired a world way beyond their country’s border. Let us delve deep into the lives of some of the famous Polish people to have ever walked the earth and get inspired as we trail their timeline, learn some interesting trivia and unearth some lesser known facts about them in these biographies.
Tommy WiseauTommy Wiseau
(Actor, Director, Filmmaker)

03 October 1955

Marie CurieMarie Curie
(First woman to win a Nobel Prize)

07 November 1867

Pope John Paul IIPope John Paul II
(The 264th Pope (Bishop of Rome))

18 May 1920

Paulo DybalaPaulo Dybala
(Football Player)

15 November 1993

Nicolaus CopernicusNicolaus Copernicus

19 February 1473

Frédéric ChopinFrédéric Chopin
(Composer)

01 March 1810

Robert LewandowskiRobert Lewandowski
(Footballer)

21 August 1988

Meyer LanskyMeyer Lansky
(Gangster)

04 July 1902

Joseph ConradJoseph Conrad
(Writer)

03 December 1857

Rosa LuxemburgRosa Luxemburg
(Marxist Theorist)

05 March 1871

Irena SendlerIrena Sendler
(Nurse)

15 February 1910

Joanna KrupaJoanna Krupa
(Actor, Model, Television Personality)

23 April 1979

Isaac Bashevis SingerIsaac Bashevis Singer
(Writer)

21 November 1902

Furious PeteFurious Pete
(Competitive Eater)

30 November 1985

Abraham Joshua HeschelAbraham Joshua Heschel
(Rabbi)

11 January 1907

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

03 July 1879

RoxxsaurusRoxxsaurus
(YouTube Star)

14 March 1996

Reinhard SeltenReinhard Selten
(Economist)

05 October 1930

Georges Charpak Georges Charpak
(Physicist)

01 August 1924

Ferdinand CohnFerdinand Cohn
(Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology)

24 January 1828

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ SchallyAndrew Schally
(Endocrinologist)

30 November 1926

Tadeusz ReichsteinTadeusz Reichstein
(Chemist)

20 July 1897

Konrad BlochKonrad Emil Bloch
(Biochemist)

21 January 1912

Lech WalesaLech Walesa
(Former President of Poland)

29 September 1943

Wernher Von BraunWernher Von Braun

23 March 1912

Ignacy DomeykoIgnacy Domeyko
(Geologist)

31 July 1802

Raphael KalinowskiRaphael Kalinowski
(Discalced Carmelite Friar)

01 September 1835

Sergiusz PiaseckiSergiusz Piasecki
(Writer)

01 April 1901

KeralisKeralis
(YouTube Gamer)

30 April 1980

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

10 October 2002

Witold LutoslawskiWitold Lutoslawski
(Composer)

25 January 1913

Wisława SzymborskaWisława Szymborska
(Nobel Laureate in Literature)

02 July 1923

Ola KowalOla Kowal
(Model, Blogger, Instagram Star)

1990 AD

Czesław MiłoszCzesław Miłosz
(Poet)

30 June 1911

Fryderyk Franciszek ChopinFryderyk Franciszek Chopin
(Composer and Pianist)

01 March 1810

Emily RatajkowskiEmily Ratajkowski
(Actor, Model, Television actor)

07 June 1991

Paul von HindenburgPaul von Hindenburg
(Politician, Officer)

02 October 1847

Burzynski ClinicBurzynski Clinic
(Medical Doctor)

23 January 1943

Angelique KerberAngelique Kerber
(Tennis player)

18 January 1988

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

18 December 1970

Lukas PodolskiLukas Podolski
(Association football player, Non-fiction writer)

04 June 1985

Donald TuskDonald Tusk
(Politician, Historian)

22 April 1957

Maximilian KolbeMaximilian Kolbe

08 January 1894

Witold PileckiWitold Pilecki
(Officer)

13 May 1901

Heinz GuderianHeinz Guderian
(Writer, Military personnel)

17 June 1888

Andrzej SapkowskiAndrzej Sapkowski
(Writer)

21 June 1948

Zbigniew BrzezinskiZbigniew Brzezinski
(Former National Security Advisor)

28 March 1928

Mike KrzyzewskiMike Krzyzewski
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)

13 February 1947

Laurent KoscielnyLaurent Koscielny
(Association football player)

10 September 1985

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

10 June 1977

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

04 June 1867

Arkadiusz MilikArkadiusz Milik
(Polish footballer)

28 February 1994

Robert KubicaRobert Kubica
(Racing driver)

07 December 1984

Itzhak SternItzhak Stern
(Accountant)

25 January 1901

Hilary KoprowskiHilary Koprowski
(Virologist, Immunologist)

05 December 1916

Grzegorz KrychowiakGrzegorz Krychowiak
(Polish footballer)

29 January 1990

Andrew GolotaAndrew Golota
(Boxer)

05 January 1968

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

12 December 1946

Tomer HemedTomer Hemed
(Association football player)

02 May 1987

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

20 November 1924

Kurt LewinKurt Lewin
(Psychologist, University teacher)

09 September 1890

Pola NegriPola Negri
(Actress)

03 January 1897

Eddie SlovikEddie Slovik
(Military personnel, Soldier)

18 February 1920

Hanna ReitschHanna Reitsch
(Aviator, Test pilot, Helicopter pilot, Military personnel)

29 March 1912

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer, Journalist)

25 July 1964

Konstantin RokossovskyKonstantin Rokossovsky
(Soviet officer)

21 December 1896

Artur BorucArtur Boruc
(Polish footballer)

20 February 1980

Daniel LibeskindDaniel Libeskind
(Architect, Musician, University teacher)

12 May 1946

Zygmunt BaumanZygmunt Bauman

Sigismund III VasaSigismund III Vasa
(King)

20 June 1566

Emanuel LaskerEmanuel Lasker
Günther von KlugeGünther von Kluge
(Officer)

30 October 1882

Tamara de LempickaTamara de Lempicka
(Painter)

16 May 1898

Ola JordanOla Jordan
(Dancer)

30 September 1982

Daniel Gabriel FahrenheitDaniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
(Physicist, Inventor)

24 May 1686