List of Famous people born in Łódź Voivodeship, Poland

B. Max Mehl

First Name B.
Last Name Mehl
Born on November 5, 1884
Died on September 28, 1957 (aged 72)

Benjamin Maximillian Mehl was an American dealer in coins, selling them for over half a century. The most prominent dealer in the United States, through much of the first half of the 20th century, he is credited with helping to expand the appeal of coin collecting from a hobby for the wealthy to one enjoyed by many.

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Marcin Tybura

First Name Marcin
Born on November 9, 1985 (age 37)
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Marcin Tybura is a Polish professional mixed martial artist. He currently competes in the Heavyweight division for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A professional competitor since 2011, Tybura previously fought for M-1 and was an M-1 Global Heavyweight Champion and M-1 Grand Prix 2013 Heavyweight Champion. As of January 25, 2021, he is #15 in the UFC heavyweight rankings.

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Arthur Rubinstein

First Name Arthur
Last Name Rubinstein
Born on January 28, 1887
Died on December 20, 1982 (aged 95)

Arthur Rubinstein was a Polish-American classical pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers and many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time. He played in public for eight decades.

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Andrzej Sapkowski

First Name Andrzej
Born on June 21, 1948 (age 75)

Andrzej Sapkowski is a Polish fantasy writer. He is best known for his book series The Witcher. His works have been translated into over 20 languages.

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Karolina Kowalkiewicz

First Name Karolina
Born on October 15, 1985 (age 37)
Height 165 cm | 5'5

Karolina Kowalkiewicz is a Polish mixed martial artist. She currently fights for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). She is the former KSW Women's Flyweight Champion.

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Maximilian Kolbe

Rajmund Kolbe
First Name Maximilian
Last Name Kolbe
Born on January 8, 1894
Died on August 14, 1941 (aged 47)

Maximilian Maria Kolbe, venerated as Saint Maximilian Kolbe, was a Polish Catholic priest and Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. He had been active in promoting the veneration of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, founding and supervising the monastery of Niepokalanów near Warsaw, operating an amateur-radio station (SP3RN), and founding or running several other organizations and publications.

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Samuel Reshevsky

First Name Samuel
Last Name Reshevsky
Died on April 4, 1992 (aged 22)

Samuel Herman Reshevsky was a Polish chess prodigy and later a leading American chess grandmaster. He was a contender for the World Chess Championship from the mid 1930s to the mid 1960s: he tied for third place in the 1948 World Chess Championship tournament, and tied for second in the 1953 Candidates Tournament. He was an eight-time winner of the US Chess Championship, tying him with Bobby Fischer for the all-time record.

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Max Factor

First Name Max
Last Name Factor
Died on August 30, 1938

Maksymilian Faktorowicz, also known as Max Factor Sr., was a Polish businessman, beautician, entrepreneur and inventor. As a founder of the cosmetics giant Max Factor & Company, he largely developed the modern cosmetics industry in the United States and popularised the term "make-up" in noun form based on the verb.

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Stanisława Leszczyńska

First Name Stanisława
Born on May 8, 1896
Died on March 11, 1974 (aged 77)

Stanisława Leszczyńska was a Polish midwife who was incarcerated at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II, where she delivered over 3,000 children. She is an official candidate for canonization (sainthood) by the Catholic Church.

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Stanisław Szukalski

First Name Stanisław
Born on December 13, 1893
Died on May 19, 1987 (aged 93)

Stanisław Szukalski was a Polish sculptor and painter who became a part of the Chicago Renaissance. Szukalski's art exhibits influence from ancient cultures such as Egyptian, Slavic, and Aztec combined with elements of art nouveau, from the various currents of early 20th century European modernism - cubism, expressionism, futurism and pre-Columbian art. During the 1920s, he was hailed as Poland's "greatest living artist". The style of his art was called "Bent Classicism".

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