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Poland's Information

Flag of Poland
Land Area 304,255 km2
Water Area 8,430 km2
Total Area 312,685 km2
Population 38,523,261
Population Density 123.20 / km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,050.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,700
Currency Zloty (PLN)
Largest Cities
  • Warsaw (1,702,139)
  • Lodz (768,755)
  • Krakow (755,050)
  • Wroclaw (634,893)
  • Poznan (570,352)
  • Gdansk (461,865)
  • Szczecin (407,811)
  • Bydgoszcz (366,452)
  • Lublin (360,044)
  • Katowice (317,316)
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.

A

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz sculptor
  • Piotr Adamczyk actor
  • Tomasz Adamek boxer
  • Karol Adamiecki engineer, economist
  • Irena Adamowicz Holocaust resister
  • George Adamski ufologist
  • Chrystian Piotr Aigner architect
  • Victor Alter activist
  • Zygmunt Anczok football player, Olympic medalist
  • Wladyslaw Anders army general
  • Piotr Andrejew film director
  • Tadeusz Andrzejewski archeologist, egyptologist
  • Mordechai Anielewicz Warsaw "Ghetto" uprising
  • Anna Anka actress
  • Andrzej Alojzy Ankwicz Roman Catholic Archbishop
  • Aleksy Antkiewicz boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Krzysztof Arciszewski nobleman, military officer, engineer
  • Tomasz Arciszewski former prime minister
  • Henryk Arctowski scientist, Antarctica explorer
  • Franciszek Arminski astronomer
  • Szymon Askenazy historian, diplomat, politician
  • Adam Asnyk poet, dramatist
  • Arnold Auerbach chess master
B
  • Leszek Balcerowicz economist
  • Tadeusz Banachiewicz astronomer, mathematician
  • Paul Baran engineer, developer computer networking
  • Zygmunt Bauman sociologist
  • Mieczyslaw G. Bekker engineer, scientist
  • Marcin Bielski chronicler, poet
  • Edmund Biernacki physician
  • Michael Bobrzynski historian
  • Karol Borsuk mathematician
  • Stan Borys singer, songwriter
  • Jacob Bronowski mathematician, biologist, historian
  • Jan Brozek astronomer, mathematician
  • Albert Brudzewski astronomer, mathematician
  • Stefan Bryla engineer, welding pioneer
  • Stanislaw Burzynski physician, biochemist
  • Grazyna Bacewicz composer, violinist
  • Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski poet
  • Andrzej Badenski sprinter, Olympic medalist
  • Tomasz Baginski illustrator, animator, director
  • Miroslaw Balka painter, sculptor
  • Stanislaw Baranczak poet, literary critic
  • Agnieszka Baranowska playwright, poet
  • Andrzej Bartkowiak cinematographer, director
  • Edyta Bartosiewicz songwriter, singer
  • Wladyslaw Bartoszewski politician, activist, historian
  • Waldemar Baszanowski weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Zdzislaw Beksinski painter, sculptor, photographer
  • Malgosia Bela actress
  • Marek Belka former prime minister
  • Zdzislaw Belsitzmann chess master
  • Jozef Bem military commander
  • Wladyslaw T. Benda painter, illustrator, designer
  • Waclaw Berent novelist, translator
  • Miron Bialoszewski poet, novelist, playwright
  • Zbigniew Bienkowski poet, literary critic, translator, essayist
  • Biernat of Lublin poet, fabulist, translator
  • Boleslaw Bierut former president
  • Leszek Blanik gymnast, Olympic medalist
  • Abram Blass chess master
  • Rafal Blechacz pianist
  • Michal Bobrzynski historian
  • Jozef Maria Bochenski logician, philosopher
  • Wojciech Boguslawski actor, theater director, playwright
  • Boleslaw I first king of Poland
  • Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski military leader
  • Walerian Borowczyk film director
  • Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski poet, writer, translator
  • Olga Boznanska painter
  • Jozef Brandt painter
  • Wladyslaw Broniewski poet, soldier
  • Agnieszka Brustman chess master
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski political scientist, geostrategist, statesman
  • Stanislaw Brzozowski writer, philosopher, literary critic
C
  • Casimir I the Restorer former duke of Poland
  • Casimir II the Just former senior duke of Poland
  • Casimir III the Great last Piast Dynasty king of Poland
  • Casimir IV the Jagiellon former king of Poland
  • Romuald Cebertowicz soil solidification hydrotechnician
  • Hipolit Cegielski social activist, cultural activist
  • Tytus Chalubinski physician
  • Jozef Marian Chelmonski painter
  • Marek Jan Chodakiewicz historian
  • Edmund Chojecki journalist, playwright, novelist, poet
  • Frederic Chopin composer, pianist
  • Zygmunt Chychla boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Leszek Cichy mountaineer, geodesist
  • Grzegorz Ciechowski composer, musician
  • Teresa Cieply sprinter, hurdler, Olympic medalist
  • August Cieszkowski philosopher, economist, activist
  • Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz former prime minister
  • Nicolaus Copernicus mathematician, astronomy
  • Josef Cukierman chess master
  • Lucyna Cwierczakiewiczowa journalist, author
  • Napoleon Cybulski physiologist
  • Jozef Cyrankiewicz former prime minister of Communist Poland
  • Piotr Cywinski historian
  • Maria Czaplicka anthropologist
  • Adam Jerzy Czartoryski statesman, former president
  • Wladyslaw Czartoryski noble, political activist
  • Jan Czekanowski anthropologist, statistician
  • Krzysztof Czerwinski conductor, organist
  • Jan Czochralski chemist
  • Elzbieta Czyzewska actress
D
  • Maria Dabrowska writer, novelist
  • Jerzy Dabrowski aeronautical engineer
  • Kazimierz Dabrowski psychologist, physician, psychiatrist
  • Jan Wladyslaw Dawid educator, psychologist
  • Krzesimir Debski composer, conductor, violinist
  • Juliusz Bogdan Deczkowski army soldier, engineer, inventor
  • Jacenty Dedek photographer
  • Jacek Dehnel poet, writer, translator
  • Jan Dekert merchant, political activist, politician
  • Ewa Demarczyk singer
  • Edward Dembowski philosopher, literary critic, activist

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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.

D continued

  • 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
E
  • Pawel Edelman cinematographer
  • Samuel Eilenberg mathematician
  • Jozef Elsner composer
  • Leszek Engelking poet, writer
  • Hanna Erenska-Barlo chess grandmaster
F
  • 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
G
  • 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
H
  • 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
I
  • 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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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.

K

  • Zbigniew Kabata parasitologist
  • Jan A. P. Kaczmarek composer
  • Jacek Kaczmarski singer, songwriter
  • Ryszard Kaczorowski former president
  • Jaroslaw Kaczynski former prime minister
  • Lech Kaczynski former president
  • Wincenty Kadlubek bishop of Cracow, historian
  • Aleksander Kakowski politician, cardinal archbishop of Warsaw
  • Michal Kalecki economist
  • Maria Kalergis countess, pianist
  • Sylwester Kaliski engineer
  • Mikolaj Kamieniecki nobleman, first Grand Crown Hetman
  • Anna Kamienska poet, writer, translator
  • Janusz Kaminski cinematographer, film director
  • Marek Kaminski polar explorer, author, photographer
  • Tadeusz Kantor painter, theater director
  • Bronislaw Kaper film composer
  • Stefan Kaplaniak sprint canoer, Olympic medalist
  • Jan Karski resistance movement fighter during World War II
  • Franciszek Kasparek jurist
  • Kazimierz J. Kasperek Polish navy officer
  • Marian Kasprzyk welterweight boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Kayah singer, songwriter
  • Stanislaw Kazimierczyk theologian, preacher
  • Waclaw Kieltyka musician, composer
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski film director, screenwriter
  • Stefan Kisielewski composer, writer
  • Michal Klepfisz chemical engineer, activist
  • Tadeusz Klimecki army brigadier general
  • Ewa Klobukowska sprinter, Olympic medalist
  • Bronislaw Knaster mathematician
  • Jan Kochanowski poet
  • Leszek Kolakowski philosopher, historian
  • Oskar Kolberg enthnographer, folklorist, composer
  • Szymon Kolecki weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Hugo Kollataj priest, activist, historian, philosopher
  • Grzegorz Kolodko economist
  • Jacek Koman actor
  • Krzysztof Komeda film music composer, pianist
  • Bronislaw Komorowski president
  • Feliks Koneczny historian, social philosopher
  • Zygmunt Konieczny theater, film music composer
  • Halina Konopacka discus thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Wladyslaw Konopczynski historian
  • Maria Konopnicka writer, poet
  • Jerzy Konorski neurophysiologist
  • Stefan Kopec biologist, pioneer insect endocrinology
  • Hilary Koprowski virologist, immunologist, inventor first live polio vaccine
  • Janusz Korczak author
  • Kazimierz Kordylewski astronomer
  • Janusz Korwin-Mikke politicial commentator, politician
  • Robert Korzeniowski race walker, Olympic medalist
  • Alfred Korzybski philosopher, mathematician
  • Jozef Kosacki engineer, inventor Polish mine detector, army officer
  • Tadeusz Kosciuszko military leader, national hero
  • Jerzy Kosinski novelist
  • Gloria Kossak painter, poet
  • Jerzy Kossak painter
  • Juliusz Kossak painter, illustrator
  • Zofia Kossak-Szczucka novelist, WWII resistance fighter
  • Jozef Kostrzewski archaeologist
  • Stanislaw Kot historian, politician
  • Tadeusz Kotarbinski philosopher, logician
  • Justyna Kowalczyk cross country skier, Olympic medalist
  • Kasia Kowalska singer, songwriter
  • Marian Albertovich Kowalski astronomer
  • Wladyslaw Kozaczuk army officer, military, intelligence historian
  • Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski writer, historian
  • Jozef Kremer philosopher, art historian, aesthetician
  • Marcin Kromer historian, cartographer, diplomat
  • Leopold Julian Kronenberg banker
  • Stanislaw Kronenberg financer
  • Joanna Krupa actress
  • Elzbieta Krzesinska track and field athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Ludwik Krzywicki sociologist, anthropologist, economist
  • John Stanislaw Kubary naturalist, enthnographer
  • Robert Kubica race car driver
  • Tomasz Kucharski competition rower , Olympic medalist
  • Alexander Kucharsky painter
  • Jan Kucharzewski historian, lawyer, former prime
  • Slawomir Kuczko swimmer
  • Stefan Kudelski audio engineer
  • Marian Kukiel general, historian, social, political activist
  • Jerzy Kukuczka mountaineer
  • Jerzy Kulej boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Hanna Kulenty composer
  • Adam Kuligowski chess master
  • Kazimierz Kuratowski mathematician, logician
  • Jalu Kurek poet, writer
  • Jacek Kuron politician, social activist
  • Karol Kurpinski composer, conductor, pedagogue
  • Wojciech Kurtyka mountaineer
  • Mateusz Kusznierewicz sailor, Olympic medalist
  • Kazimierz Kutz film director
  • Maria Kwasniewska javelin thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Aleksander Kwasniewski former president
  • Irena Kwiatkowska actress
  • Teofil Kwiatkowski painter
L
  • Wanda Landowska harpsichordist
  • Laryssa Lauret actress
  • Jan Lechon poet
  • Waldemar Legien judoka, Olympic medalist
  • Franciszek Leja mathematician
  • Jan Lenica graphic designer, cartoonist
  • Jerzy Jan Lerski lawyer, soldier, historian, political scientist, politician
  • Theodor Leschetizky pianist, professor, composer
  • Kazimierz Leski engineer
  • Boleslaw Lesmian poet, artist
  • Grigory Levenfish chess grandmaster
  • Marcin Lewandowski distance runner
  • Karol Libelt philosopher, politician, social activist
  • Janusz Liberkowski inventor
  • Daniel Libeskind architect, artist, set designer
  • Boguslaw Linda actor
  • Samuel Linde linguist, librarian, lexicographer
  • Adolf Lindenbaum mathematician, logician
  • Edward Lipinski economist
  • Karol Lipinski composer, violinist
  • Waclaw Lipinski historian, military officer, resistance fighter
  • Ewa Lipska poet
  • Tadeusz Lomnicki actor
  • Abraham Low neuropsychiatrist
  • Stanislaw Lubieniecki theologian, historian, astronomer, writer
  • Ignacy Lukasiewicz pharmacist, petroleum industry pioneer

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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.

  • Bartlomiej Macieja chess grandmaster
  • Robert Mackowiak sprinter
  • Czeslaw Madajczyk historian
  • Henryk Magnuski telecommunications engineer
  • Janusz Magnuski author, military historian
  • Tomasz Majewski shot putter, Olympic medalist
  • Kazimierz Makarczyk chess master
  • Jerzy Makula pilot
  • Piotr Malachowski discus thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Jacek Malczewski painter
  • Bronislaw Malinowski anthropologist
  • Ernest Malinowski engineer
  • Adam Malysz ski jumper, Olympic medalist
  • Julian Marchlewski co-founder Polish Worker's Union
  • Leon Marchlewski chemist
  • Jozef Marcinkiewicz mathematician
  • Czeslaw " Chester " Marcol football player
  • Edward Marczewski mathematician
  • Piotr Markiewicz sprint canoer, Olympic medalist
  • Wladyslaw Markiewicz sociologist
  • Rudolph Mate cinematographer, film director
  • Krzysztof Matyjaszewski chemist
  • Renata Mauer sports shooter, Olympic medalist
  • Tadeusz Mazowiecki author, journalist, former prime minster
  • Marian Mazur electrical engineer
  • Przemyslaw Mazur rally co-driver
  • Stefan Mazurkiewicz mathematician
  • Jozef Mehoffer artist
  • Krzysztof Meyer composer, pianist, music scholar
  • Stanislaw Michalkiewicz political commentator, politician
  • Aleksander Michalowski pianist, pedagogue, composer
  • Adam Michnik journalist, editor
  • Ambrozy Mieroszewski painter
  • Mieszko I former duke of Poland
  • Mieszko II Lambert former king of Poland
  • Mieszko III the Old former senior duke of Poland
  • Grazyna Miller poet, translator
  • Leszek Miller former prime minister
  • Henry Millicer aircraft designer, pilot
  • Hilary Minc economist
  • Jan Miodek linguist
  • Ludwik Mlokosiewicz explorer, zoologist, botanist
  • Ralph Modjeski bridge designer, engineer
  • Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski scholar, humanist, theologian
  • Jan Andrzej Morsztyn poet
  • Zbigniew Morsztyn poet
  • Ignacy Moscicki chemist, former president
  • Leszek Mozdzer pianist, film music composer
  • Slawomir Mrozek dramatist, writer
  • Piotr Murdzia chess master
N
  • Daniel Naborowski poet
  • Jan Nagorski aviator, engineer
  • Miguel Najdorf chess grand master
  • Adam Naruszewicz poet, translator, historian
  • Pawel Nastula judoka, Olympic medalist
  • Pola Negri actress
  • Marceli Nencki chemist, doctor
  • Eligiusz Niewiadomski painter, art critic
  • Dorota Nieznalska artist, sculptor
  • Georges Nomarski physicist, optics theoretician
  • Cyprian Norwid poet, dramatist, painter, sculptor
  • Zygmunt Noskowski composer, conductor
  • Mieczyslaw Nowak weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Franciszek Nowicki poet, mountaineer, activist
  • Jerzy Nowosielski painter, graphic artist, illustrator
O
  • Julian Ochorowicz philosopher, psychologist, inventor
  • Andrew Odlyzko mathematician
  • Michal Kleofas Oginski composer, diplomat, politician
  • Leopold Okulicki army general
  • Daniel Olbrychski actor
  • Andrzej Olechowski politician
  • Josef Olechowski politician, lawyer
  • Zbigniew Olesnicki bishop, statesman
  • Karol Olszewski chemist, mathematician, physicist
  • Julian Konstanty Ordon army officer
  • Menachem Oren chess master, mathematician
  • Wladyslaw Orlicz mathematician
  • Aleksander Orlowski painter
  • Agnieszka Osiecka poet, writer
  • Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski writer, journalist, explorer
  • Maria Ossowska sociologist, social philosopher
  • Stanislaw Ossowski sociologist
  • Jerzy Owsiak journalist, broadcaster

P

  • Dominika Paleta actress
  • Ludwika Paleta actress
  • Jozef Pankiewicz painter, graphic artist, pedagogue
  • Andrzej Panufnik composer, pianist, conductor
  • Artur Partyka high jumper, Olympic medalist
  • Jan Chryzostom Pasek nobleman, writer, memoirist
  • Login Pastusiak politician, historian
  • Stanislaw Patek lawyer, diplomat
  • Waldemar Pawlak former prime minister
  • Stefan Pawlicki priest, philosopher
  • Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska poet
  • Jerzy Pawlowski fencer, Olympic medalist
  • Bartlomiej Pekiel composer
  • Tadeusz Pelczynski army major general
  • Krzysztof Penderecki composer, conductor
  • Michael Alfred Peszke psychiatrist, historian
  • Jerzy Petersburski pianist, composer
  • Sebastian Petrycy philosopher
  • Svika Pick singer, composer
  • Krzysztof Piesiewicz lawyer, screenwriter, politician
  • Zbigniew Pietrzykowski boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Jadwiga Pilsudska pilot
  • Jozef Piotrowski organist
  • Jerzy Pniewski physicist
  • Wladyslaw Podkowinski painter, illustrator
  • Iwo Cyprian Pogonowski astronomer
  • Wincenty Pol poet, geographer
  • Piotr Poltorak guitarist
  • Sylwester Porowski physicist
  • Halina Poswiatowska poet, writer
  • Roman Ignacy Potocki nobleman
  • Waclaw Potocki nobleman, moralist, poet, writer
  • Beata Pozniak actress, film director
  • Adam Prazmowski astronomer
  • Zbigniew Preisner composer
  • Kazimierz Proszynski inventor
  • Ksawery Pruszynski journalist, publicist, writer, diplomat
  • Stanislaw Przespolewski painter
  • Jeremi Przybora poet, writer, actor, singer
  • Pawel Przytocki conductor
  • Jozef H. Przytycki mathematician
  • Krzysztof Ptak cinematographer, lecturer
  • Casimir Pulaski soldier, nobleman, politician
R
  • Mikolaj Radomski composer
  • Agnieszka Radwanska tennis player
  • Stanislaw Radziszowski mathematician, computer scientist
  • Joanna Rajkowska artist
  • Iweta Rajlich chess master
  • Tadeus Reichstein chemist
  • Mikolaj Rej poet, writer, politician, musician
  • Marian Rejewski mathematician, enigma decrypter
  • Zbigniew Religa surgeon, politician
  • Samuel Reshevsky chess grand master
  • Jozef Retinger political adviser
  • Wladyslaw Reymont novelist, Nobel laureate
  • Henryk Rodakowski painter
  • Maria Rodziewiczowna novelist
  • Anna Rogowska pole vaulter, Olympic medalist
  • Dariusz Rosati politician
  • Jozef Rostafinski botanist
  • Wojciech Rostafinski engineer
  • Jozef Rotblat physics, Nobel laureate
  • Adam Daniel Rotfeld researcher, diplomat, politician
  • Gersz Rotlewi chess master
  • Tadeusz Rozewicz poet, writer
  • Piotr Rubik composer
  • Akiba Rubinstein chess grand master
  • Arthur Rubinstein pianist
  • Helena Rubinstein cosmetics industrialist, founder Helena Rubenstein, Inc.
  • Konrad Rudnicki astronomer
  • Zygmunt Rumel poet
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R
  • Stanislaw Ruziewicz mathematician
  • Zbigniew Rybczynski filmmaker
  • Jerzy Rybicki boxer, Olympic medalist
  • Lucjan Rydel poet, playwright
  • Czeslaw Ryll-Nardzewski mathematician
  • Jaroslaw Marek Rymkiewicz poet, essayist, dramatist, literary critic
  • Kazimierz Rymut linguistic
  • Henryk Rzewuski journalist, novelist
S
  • Kazimierz Sabbat former president in exile
  • Pinchas Sadeh poet, novelist
  • Stanislaw Saks mathematician
  • Adam Stefan Sapieha bishop, archbishop, cardinal
  • Andrzej Sapkowski writer
  • Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski poet
  • Jacek Saryusz-Wolski politician, diplomat
  • Wilhelm Sasnal painter
  • Boguslaw Schaeffer composer, musicologist, graphic artist
  • Leon Schiller theater director, film director
  • Wlodzimierz Schmidt chess grand master
  • Izabella Scorupco actress, singer
  • Tadeusz Sendzimir engineer, inventor
  • Kazimierz Serocki composer
  • Janusz Sidlo javelin thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Joanna Siedlecka writer, reporter
  • Lucjan Siemienski poet, prose writer, literary critic
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz journalist, novelist, Nobel laureate
  • Waclaw Sierpinski mathematician
  • Radoslaw Sikorski politician, journalist
  • Roman Sikorski mathematician
  • Wladyslaw Sikorski military leader, political leader
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer author, Nobel Laureate
  • Boleslaw Skarzynski biologist
  • Kamila Skolimowska hammer thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Jerzy Skolimowski film director
  • Jozef Skrzek composer
  • Aleksander Skrzynski former prime minister
  • Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek pentathlete, Olympic medalist
  • Krzysztof Skubiszewski politician
  • Przemyslaw Skwirczynski cinematographer
  • Wladyslaw Slebodzinski mathematician
  • Bogdan Sliwa chess master
  • Antoni Slonimski poet, playwright, journalist, prose writer
  • Tadeusz Slusarski pole vaulter, Olympic medalist
  • Antoni Jozef Smieszek linguist, egyptologist
  • Jan Mikolaj Smogulecki nobleman, politician, missionary, scholar
  • Jan Sniadecki mathematician, philosopher, astronomer
  • Jedrzej Sniadecki writer, physician, chemist, biologist
  • Piotr Sobocinski cinematographer
  • Monika Socko chess master
  • Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski mathematician
  • Romuald Spasowski politician
  • Pawel Spiewak sociologist, historian, author, former politican
  • Julian Stachiewicz army officer, historian, writer
  • Judwiga Staniszkis sociologist, political scientist, essayist
  • Tomasz Stanko trumpeter, composer, improviser
  • Allan Starski production designer, art director, set designer
  • Stefan Starzynski economist, writer, statesman
  • Kazik Staszewski singer, songwriter, musician
  • Stanislaw Staszic philosopher, statesman, geologist, poet
  • Henryk Stazewski painter
  • Justyna Steczkowska singer, songwriter
  • Hugo Steinhaus mathematician
  • Andrzej Stelmachowski politician
  • Anatol Stern poet, writer, art critic
  • Robert Stiller poet, writer, translator, editor
  • Zygmunt Stojowski pianist, composer
  • Jozef Stolorz painter
  • Wlodzimierz Stozek mathematician
  • Maciej Stryjkowski historian, writer, poet
  • Pawel Edmund Strzelecki explorer, geologist
  • Tomasz Strzembosz historian, writer
  • Wladyslaw Strzeminski painter
  • Jerzy Stuhr actor, director
  • Edward Sucharda chemist, engineer
  • Tadeusz Sulimirski historian, archaeologist
  • Jozef Supinski philosopher, jurist, sociologist, economist
  • Aleksander Swietochowski writer, philosopher
  • Wojciech Swietoslawski chemist, physicist
  • Robert Sycz rower, Olympic medalist
  • Jozef Szajna sculptor, stage designer, theatre director
  • Waclaw of Szamotuly composer
  • Jozef Kalasanty Szaniawski philosopher, politician
  • Aleksander Szeligowski composer, conductor
  • Jan Szembek diplomat, count
  • Wladyslaw Szpilman pianist, composer
  • Stanislaw Szukalski painter, sculptor
  • Slawomir Szwedowski economist
  • Zygmunt Szweykowski historian
  • Arthur Szyk book illustrator, caricaturist
  • Jan Szylling scholastic philosopher
  • Waclaw Szymanowski painter, sculptor
  • Pawel Szymanski composer
  • Wislawa Szymborska poet, essayist, translator
  • Maria Szyszkowska writer, politican
T
  • Alfred Tarski mathematician, logician
  • Wladyslaw Tatarkiewicz philosopher, historian
  • Jean Taubenhaus chess master
  • Rafal Taubenschlag law historian
  • Janusz Tazbir historian
  • Michel Thomas linguist
  • Jozef Tischner priest, philosopher
  • Olga Tokarczuk writer
  • Henryk Tomaszewski mime
  • Mikolaj Traba former primate of Poland
  • Andrzej Trybulec mathematician, computer scientist
  • Wlodzimierz Trzebiatowski chemist
  • Donald Tusk prime minister
  • Joseph Tykocinski-Tykociner engineer, pioneer sound-on-film
  • Leopold Tyrmand writer
U - V
  • Kornel Ujejski poet, patriot, political writer
  • Moshe Vilenski composer, lyricist, pianist
W
  • Andrzej Wajda film director
  • Stanislawa Walasiewicz athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Lech Walesa former president
  • Piotr S. Wandycz historian
  • Bernard Wapowski historian
  • Ludwik Warynski politician, socialist, activist
  • Aleksander Wat poet, writer, art theoretician
  • Tadeusz Wazewski mathematician
  • Max Weber artist
  • Wojciech Weiss artist
  • Edward Werner economist, judge, industrialist, politician
  • Jande Weryha-Wysoczanski sculptor
  • Wladyslaw Weryho social activist, philosopher
  • Henryk Wieniawski violinist, composer
  • Stanislaw Wigura aircraft designer, aviator
  • Roman Wilhelmi actor
  • Wanda Wilkomirska violinist
  • Michal Wiszniewski philosopher, psychologist, literary historian
  • Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz playwright, novelist, philosopher
  • Stefan Witwicki poet
  • Wladyslaw Witwicki philosopher, psychologist, translator, historian
  • Piotr Wiwczarek musician, singer
  • Wladyslaw I the Elbow-high former King
  • Wladyslaw II Jagiellon former King
  • Wladyslaw III of Varna former King
  • Edmund Wnuk-Lipinski sociologist
  • Stanislaw Wojciechowski former president
  • Karol Jozef Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) former Pope
  • Lucjan Wolanowski journalist, translator
  • Mieczyslaw Wolfke physicist

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W continued

  • Dariusz Wolski cinematographer
  • Aleksander Wolszczan astronomer
  • Marian Woronin athlete, Olympic medalist
  • Agata Wrobel weightlifter, Olympic medalist
  • Tomasz Wroblewski musician, songwriter
  • Leon Wyczolkowski painter
  • Piotr Wysocki army lieutenant, November uprising leader
  • Stanislaw Wyspianski playwright, painter, poet
Y - Z
  • Daniel Yanofsky chess grandmaster
  • Jozef Zabinski chess master, problemist
  • Franciszek Zablocki comic dramatist, satirist
  • Marian Zacharski intelligence officer
  • Adam Zagajewski poet, novelist, translator, essayist
  • Janusz Zajdel author
  • August Zaleski economist, former president
  • L. L. Zamenhof inventor
  • Kordian Jozef Zamorski military officer
  • August Zamoyski sculptor
  • Maurycy Klemens Zamoyski politician
  • Krzysztof Zanussi producer, film director
  • Kazimierz Zarankiewicz mathematician
  • Andrzej Zawada mountaineer
  • Jozef Zawadzki chemist
  • Janusz K. Zawodny historian, political scientist
  • Piotr Zbylitowski poet
  • Wladyslaw Zelenski musician
  • Stefan Zeromski novelist
  • Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz writer
  • Krystian Zimerman pianist
  • Aleksandra Ziolkowska-Boehm author
  • Szymon Ziolkowski hammer thrower, Olympic medalist
  • Artur Zmijewski filmmaker, photographer
  • Czeslaw Znamierowski philosopher, jurist, sociologist
  • Kazimierz Zorawski mathematician
  • Andrzej Zulawski film director
  • Jerzy Zulawski novelist
  • Juliusz Zulawski poet, prose writer, literary critic, translator
  • Henryk Zygalski mathematician, cryptologist, Enigma decrypter
  • Antoni Zygmund mathematician
  • Adolf Zytogorski chess master
  • Eugeniusz Zytomirski poet, playwright, novelist

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