Famous Polish Scientists

Find out more about the greatest Polish Scientists, including Marie Curie, Nicolaus Copernicus, Benoit Mandelbrot, Stanislaw Ulam and Alexander Imich.

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 1 Nicolaus Copernicus

Nicolaus Copernicus.
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Birthdate: February 19, 1473
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toruń
Died: May 24, 1543

Nicolaus Copernicus was a mathematician and astronomer. He is credited with formulating Heliocentrism, which led to the Copernican Revolution. Although Aristarchus of Samos had formulated Heliocentrism 18 centuries earlier, Copernicus was responsible for popularizing it. Copernicus is also credited with formulating an economic principle, which was later called Gresham's law.

 2 Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski.
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Famous As: Former Diplomat, Political Scientist
Birthdate: March 28, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: May 26, 2017
Polish-American diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski had been a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson and the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter. He believed in the realist school of international relations. He also taught foreign policy and was seen in programs such as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
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 3 Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit.
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Famous As: Physicist, Inventor
Birthdate: May 24, 1686
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gdańsk
Died: September 16, 1736

 4 Benoit Mandelbrot

Benoit Mandelbrot.
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Famous As: Mathematician, Economist, Professor, Scientist, Writer, Computer scientist
Birthdate: November 20, 1924
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: October 14, 2010

Noted mathematician and polymath, Benoit B. Mandelbrot is perhaps best known for his work on fractal. He not only coined the term, but also used computer-constructed images to illustrate the mathematical definition. Also credited with the discovery of Mandelbrot set and Mandelbrot law, he established that even those things which were apparently chaotic or rough had a "degree of order".

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 5 Alfred Tarski

Alfred Tarski.
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Famous As: Logician
Birthdate: January 14, 1901
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: October 27, 1983

 6 Marian Rejewski

Marian Rejewski
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bydgoszcz, Poland
Died: February 13, 1980
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 7 Stefan Banach

Stefan Banach
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Famous As: Mathematician, University teacher
Birthdate: March 30, 1892
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kraków
Died: August 31, 1945
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 8 Jerzy Neyman

Jerzy Neyman
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Famous As: Mathematician, Philosopher, Statistician
Birthdate: April 16, 1894
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bender
Died: August 5, 1981

 9 Joseph Rotblat

Joseph Rotblat
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Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 31, 2005

 10 Albert Sabin

Albert Sabin
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Famous As: Medical Researcher
Birthdate: August 26, 1906
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Białystok, Poland
Died: March 3, 1993

 11 Ignacy Mościcki

Ignacy Mościcki
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Famous As: Polish chemist
Birthdate: December 1, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mierzanowo
Died: October 2, 1946

 12 Max Factor Sr.

Max Factor Sr.
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Famous As: American makeup designer
Birthdate: September 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: August 30, 1938

 13 Wacław Sierpiński

Wacław Sierpiński
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 14, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: October 21, 1969

 14 Jerzy Buzek

Jerzy Buzek
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Famous As: Politician, Engineer, Chemist, University teacher, Trade unionist
Birthdate: July 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Smilovice

 15 Ignacy Łukasiewicz

Ignacy Łukasiewicz
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Famous As: Polish pharmacist
Birthdate: March 8, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zaduszniki, Podkarpackie Voivodeship
Died: January 7, 1882

 16 Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn.
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Famous As: Founder of Bacteriology and Microbiology
Birthdate: January 24, 1828
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wrocław, Poland
Died: June 25, 1898

Ferdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is credited with co-founding microbiology and modern bacteriology. Apart from publishing more than 150 research reports, Cohn also made significant contributions to the field of botany. He was also the first person to classify algae as plants. Ferdinand Cohn received the prestigious Leeuwenhoek Medal in 1885.

 17 Antoni Zygmund

Antoni Zygmund
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: December 25, 1900
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 30, 1992

 18 Kazimierz Kuratowski

Kazimierz Kuratowski
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Famous As: Mathematician, Logician
Birthdate: February 2, 1896
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Warsaw
Died: June 18, 1980

 19 Władysław Turowicz

Władysław Turowicz
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Famous As: Physicist, Aerospace engineer
Birthdate: April 23, 1908
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Siberia
Died: January 8, 1980

 20 Michał Heller

Michał Heller
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Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: March 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tarnow, Poland

 21 Ewald Georg von Kleist

Ewald Georg von Kleist
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Famous As: Jurist
Birthdate: June 10, 1700
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wicewo, Poland
Died: December 11, 1748

 22 Tadeusz Reichstein

Tadeusz Reichstein.
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Włocławek, Poland
Died: August 1, 1996

 23 Aleksander Wolszczan

Aleksander Wolszczan
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: April 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Szczecinek

 24 Stanisław Staszic

Stanisław Staszic
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: November 6, 1755
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pila, Poland
Died: January 20, 1826

 25 Haroun Tazieff

Haroun Tazieff
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Famous As: Volcanologist
Birthdate: May 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: February 2, 1998

 26 Kasimir Fajans

Kasimir Fajans
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Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: May 27, 1887
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Congress Poland
Died: May 18, 1975

 27 Salomon Bochner

Salomon Bochner
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: August 20, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Podgórze, Kraków, Poland
Died: May 2, 1982

 28 Ignacy Domeyko

Ignacy Domeyko.
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: July 31, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nesvizh
Died: January 23, 1889

 29 Witelo

Witelo
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Krzyki

 30 Stanisław Leśniewski

Stanisław Leśniewski
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Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: March 30, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Serpukhov, Russia
Died: May 13, 1939

 31 David Lubin

David Lubin
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Famous As: Merchant
Birthdate: June 10, 1849
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Klodawa, Poland
Died: January 1, 1919

 32 Bohdan Paczynski

Bohdan Paczynski
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: February 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: April 19, 2007

 33 Karl Ludwig Hencke

Karl Ludwig Hencke
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Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: April 8, 1793
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Drezdenko
Died: September 21, 1866

 34 Ludwig Gross

Ludwig Gross
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Famous As: Virologist
Birthdate: September 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
Died: July 19, 1999

 35 Włodzimierz Kuperberg

Włodzimierz Kuperberg
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Famous As: Mathematician, Topologist
Birthdate: January 19, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Belarus

 36 Hermann Steudner

Hermann Steudner
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: September 1, 1832
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gryfów Śląski, Poland
Died: April 10, 1863

 37 Włodzimierz Zonn

Włodzimierz Zonn
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Famous As: astronomer, non-fiction writer
Birthdate: July 14, 1905
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vilnius
Died: February 28, 1975

 38 Joanna Rutkowska

Joanna Rutkowska
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Famous As: Computer researcher
Birthdate: 1981 AD
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland

 39 Anna Lewandowska

Anna Lewandowska
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland

 40 Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski
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Famous As: Chemical engineer, Activist
Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nowe Dobra, Chełmno County
Died: July 4, 1921