List of Famous people born in Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Sebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Paweł Janikowski is a former American football placekicker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 19 seasons, primarily with the Oakland Raiders. He played college football at Florida State University and was selected by the Oakland Raiders 17th overall in the 2000 NFL Draft, where he spent all but one season of his professional career. During his final season in the NFL, he played for the Seattle Seahawks.

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Peter Lustig

Peter Fritz Willi Lustig
First Name Peter
Last Name Lustig
Born on October 27, 1937
Died on February 23, 2016 (aged 78)

Peter Fritz Willi Lustig was a German television presenter, voice actor and author of children's books who has become especially well known as leading actor in the weekly children's television show Löwenzahn, which he hosted from 1979 up until 2006. During its first year the show was called Pusteblume. He also hosted the show Mittendrin (1987–95), narrated the film Gordos Reise ans Ende der Welt (2007) and provided the German voice for the computer game character Gary Gadget.

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Max Born

First Name Max
Last Name Born
Born on December 11, 1882
Died on January 5, 1970 (aged 87)

Max Born was a German physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made contributions to solid-state physics and optics and supervised the work of a number of notable physicists in the 1920s and 1930s. Born won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physics for his "fundamental research in quantum mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function".

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Katja Ebstein

Karin Ilse Witkiewicz
First Name Katja
Born on March 9, 1945 (age 79)

Katja Ebstein is a German singer. She was born in Girlachsdorf. She achieved success with songs such as Theater and Es war einmal ein Jäger. She was married to Christian Bruhn, who wrote many of her songs. She represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest three times, in 1970, 1971, and 1980. Her best performance was in 1980 when she gained second place with the entry Theater. As noted by John Kennedy O'Connor in his book The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History, Ebstein is the most successful performer to have taken part in the contest without ever winning. She is the only singer to appear in the top three on three occasions.

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Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred Albrecht von Richthofen
First Name Manfred
Last Name Richthofen
Born on May 2, 1892
Died on April 21, 1918 (aged 25)

Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen, known in English as Baron von Richthofen, and most famously as the "Red Baron", was a fighter pilot with the German Air Force during World War I. He is considered the ace-of-aces of the war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

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Hedwig Kohn

First Name Hedwig
Last Name Kohn
Born on April 5, 1887
Died on March 26, 1964 (aged 76)

Hedwig Kohn was a physicist who was one of only three women to obtain habilitation in physics in Germany before World War II. Born in Breslau in the German Empire, she was forced to leave Germany during the Nazi regime because she was Jewish. She continued her academic career in the United States, where she settled for the rest of her life.

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Krzysztof Piątek

Krzysztof Piątek is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Hertha BSC and the Poland national team.

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Thekla Carola Wied

Thekla Wiedmann
First Name Thekla
Born on February 5, 1944 (age 80)

Thekla Carola Wied is a German actress educated in West Berlin at the Evangelisches Gymnasium zum Grauen Kloster. Her father was a teacher for Latin. After abitur she studied from 1965 till 1967 acting at Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. In 1989 she starred in Rivalen der Rennbahn.

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Hubert Hurkacz

First Name Hubert
Last Name Hurkacz
Born on February 11, 1997 (age 27)
Height 196 cm | 6'5

Hubert Hurkacz is a Polish professional tennis player. Hurkacz reached a career-high singles ranking of world No. 28 on 3 February 2020, and he is current Polish No. 1.

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Marcel Reif

First Name Marcel
Last Name Reif
Born on November 27, 1949 (age 74)

Marcel Reif is a Swiss television sport journalist.

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