FAMOUS POLES

By Tim Lambert

Magdalena Abakanowicz 1930- Sculptor

Jankel Adler 1895-1949 Artist

Linda Boguslaw 1952- Actor

Frederick Chopin 1810-1849 Composer

Joseph Conrad 1857-1924 Writer

Nicolaus Copernicus 1473-1543 Astronomer

Marie Curie 1867-1934 Physicist

Casimir Funk 1884-1967 Chemist

Miroslaw Hermaszewski 1941- The first Pole in space

Antoni Hoffman 1950-1992 Biologist

Agniszka Holland 1948- Film director

Pawel Huelle 1957- Writer

Krystyna Janda 1952- Actor

Feliks Pawel Jarocki 1790-1865 Zoologist

Otylia Jedrzejczak 1982- Swimmer

Zbigniew Kabata 1924-2014 Parasitologist

Ryzard Kapuscinski 1921-2006 Writer

Jan Kiepura 1902-1966 Singer/actor

Robert Korzeniowski 1968- Athlete

General Tadeusz Kosciuszko (1746-1817) General

Stanislaw Lem 1921-2006 Writer

Tamara de Lempicka 1898-1980 Artist

Ignacy Lukasiewicz 1822-1882

Witold Lutoslawski 1913-1994 Composer

Adam Malysz 1977- Skier

Benoit Mandelbrot 1924-2010 Mathematician

Piotr Michalowski 1800-1855 Artist

Adam Mickiewicz 1798-1855 Poet

Pola Negri 1897-1987 Actor

Cyprian Norwid 1821-883 Artist

Daniel Olbrychski 1945- Actor

Ignacy Paderewski 1860-1941 Composer

Tadeusz Pankiewicz 1908-1993 Helped Jews to escape the Holocaust

Andrew Paulukiewichz 1958- Microbiologist

Jozef Pilsudski 1867-1935 Statesman

Zbigniew Preisner 1955- Composer

Mikołaj Rej 1505-1569 Writer

Krzysztof Radziewicz 1950- Artist

Artur Rubinstein 1982 Pianist

Wanda Rutkiewicz 1943-1992 She was the first woman to climb K2, second highest mountain in the world.

Tadeusz Sendzimir 1894-1989 Engineer

Henryk Sienkiewicz 1846-1916 Writer

Tomasz Stanko 1942- Jazz trumpeter

Helena Syrkius 1900-1982 Architect

Waclaw Szamotulczyk c. 1524-1560 Composer

Wislawa Szymborska 1913-1994 Composer

Beata Tyszkiewicz 1938- Actor

Andrzej Wajda 1926-2016 Film Director

Stanislawa Walasiewicz 1911-1980 Athlete

Lech Walesa 1943- President

Rudolf Weigl 1883-1957 Biologist

Karol Wojtyla 1920-2005 Pope

Herbert Zbigniew 1924-1998 Writer

Stefan Zeronski 1864-1925 Writer

A history of Poland

A history of Gdansk

A history of Krakow

A history of Poznan

A history of Torun

A history of Warsaw

A history of Wroclaw

A history of Zakopane

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