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Famous Poles

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

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  • Zbigniew Dlubak painter, photographer
  • Jan Dlugosz priest, chronicler, diplomat, soldier
  • Danuta Dmowska fencer
  • Roman Dmowski politician, statesman
  • Andrzej Dobrowolski composer
  • Marcin Dolega weightlifter
  • Dagmara Dominczyk actress
  • Jozef Dominik chess master
  • Moe Drabowsky baseball player
  • Urszula Dudziak singer
  • Jacek Dukaj author
  • Adolf Dygasinski author, poet
  • Jarek Dymek strongman
  • Johann Dzierzon zoologist, apiarist
  • Stanislaw Dziwisz archbishop
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  • Pawel Edelman cinematographer
  • Samuel Eilenberg mathematician
  • Jozef Elsner composer
  • Leszek Engelking poet, writer
  • Hanna Erenska-Barlo chess grandmaster
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  • Max Factor, Sr. founder Max Factor & Co., cosmetician, chemist
  • Samuel Factor chess master
  • Kazimierz Fajans physical chemist
  • Michal Falkener scholastic philosopher
  • Jerzy Ficowski poet ,writer, translator
  • Alexander Flamberg chess master
  • Edward Flatau neurologist
  • Marian Foik athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Malgorzata Foremniak actress
  • Wojciech Fortuna ski jumper, Olympic medalist
  • Aleksander Fredro poet, playwright, author
  • Henryk Friedman chess master
  • Piotr Fronczewski actor, singer
  • Casimir Funk biochemist
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  • Tadeusz Gajcy poet
  • Janusz Gajos actor
  • Konstanty Ildefons Galczynski poet
  • Marek Gatty-Kostyal chemist, pharmacist
  • Andrzej Gawronski linguist, indologist
  • Bronislaw Geremek social historian, politician
  • Wojciech Gerson painter
  • Leo Gerstenzang invented cotton swabs (Q-tips)
  • Edward Gierek politician
  • Aleksander Gierymski painter
  • Maksymilian Gierymski painter
  • Marian Gieszczykiewicz physician, bacteriologist
  • Agaton Giller historian, journalist, politician
  • Zygmunt Gloger historian, archeologist, ethnographer, geographer
  • Janusz Glowacki author, screenwriter
  • Emil Godlewski embryologist
  • Kazimierz Godlowski archeologist, historian
  • Samuel Goldflam neurologist
  • Charley Goldman boxing trainer
  • Samuel Goldwyn film producer
  • Tomasz Gollob motorcycle speedway rider
  • Andrew Golota boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Witold Gombrowicz novelist, dramatist
  • Mikolaj Gomolka composer
  • Wladyslaw Gomulka communist leader
  • Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki composer
  • Halina Gorecka sprinter, Olympic medalist
  • Henryk Gorecki composer
  • Zygmunt Gorgolewski architect
  • Edyta Gorniak singer
  • Kazimierz Gorski coach Poland national football team
  • Janusz Gortat boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Jozef Goslawski sculptor
  • Wawrzyniec Grzymala Goslicki philosopher, nobleman
  • Stefan Grabinski author
  • Antoni Grabowski chemical engineer
  • Wladyshlaw Grabski economist, historian, former prime minister
  • Stanislaw Grochowiak poet, dramatist
  • Henryk Grohman industrialist
  • Jerzy Grotowski theater director
  • Jozef Grudzien boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Ryszard Gryglewski physician
  • Grzegorz of Stawiszyn philosopher, theologian
  • Ludwig Gumplowicz jurist, politicial scientist
  • Casimir Gzowski engineer
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  • Edward Jan Habich engineer, mathematician
  • Jozef Haller army lieutenant general, activist
  • Stanislaw Haller politician, army general
  • Marceli Handelsman historian, methodologist
  • Nathan Handwerker founder Nathan's Famous hotdogs
  • Adam Hanuszkiewicz actor, theater director
  • Wojciech Jerzy Has film director, screenwriter, film producer
  • Wladyslaw Hasior sculptor, painter, theater set designer
  • Jozef Hecht engraver, printmaker
  • Wladyslaw Heinrich historian
  • Henry I the Bearded duke
  • Henry II the Pious duke
  • Zbigniew Herbert poet, essayist, playwright
  • Roza Herman chess master
  • Miroslaw Hermaszewski cosmonaut
  • Johannes Hevelius astronomer
  • Ludwik Hirszfeld microbiologist, serologist
  • Marek Hlasko writer
  • Jozef Maria Hoene-Wronski philosopher, mathematician
  • Zdzislaw Hoffmann triple jumper
  • Josef Hofmann pianist, composer
  • Agnieszka Holland film director, screenwriter
  • Gustaw Holoubek actor
  • Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska chess grandmaster
  • Stanislaus Hosius legate, cardinal
  • Tytus Maksymilian Huber engineer, scientist
  • Bronislaw Huberman violinist
  • Pawel Huelle writer
  • Witold Hurewicz mathematician
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  • Slawomir Idziak cinematographer
  • Leopold Infeld physicist
  • Roman Ingarden philosopher
  • Henryk Iwaniec mathematician
  • Waclaw Iwaniuk poet, literary critic
J
  • St. Jadwiga former Queen of Poland
  • Stanislaw Janikowski diplomat
  • Barbara Janiszewska athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Zygmunt Janiszewski mathematician
  • Henryk Jankowski priest
  • Alicja Janosz singer
  • Anna Jantar singer
  • Stefan Jaracz actor, theater director
  • Feliks Pawel Jarocki zoologist, entomologist
  • Adam Jarzebski composer, violinist, poet
  • Bruno Jasienski poet
  • Jacek Jedruch nuclear engineer, historian
  • Otylia Jedrzejczak swimmer, Olympic medalist
  • Jadwiga Jedrzejowska tennis player
  • John of Glogow polymath, philosopher
  • Barbara Piasecka Johnson humanitarian, philanthropist
  • John Jonston scholar, physician
  • Henryk Jordan pioneer physical education, physician
  • Max Judd chess master
  • Reni Jusis singer, songwriter, record producer

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.