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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 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
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  • 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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Land Area 304,255 km2
Water Area 8,430 km2
Total Area 312,685km2 (#69)
Population 38,523,261 (#34)
Population Density 126.62/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,050.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,700
Currency Zloty (PLN)
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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.