List of Famous people born in Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Robert Lewandowski

First Name Robert
Last Name Lewandowski
Born on August 21, 1988 (age 35)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Robert Lewandowski is a Polish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and is the captain of the Poland national team. He is renowned for his positioning, technique and finishing, and is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world, and one of the best strikers in Bundesliga history. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.

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Marie Curie

Marya Salomea Skłodowska
First Name Marie
Last Name Curie
Born on November 7, 1867
Died on July 4, 1934 (aged 66)

Marie Skłodowska Curie, born Maria Salomea Skłodowska, was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. As the first of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes, she was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. She was the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris in 1906.

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Iga Świątek

First Name Iga
Last Name Świątek
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Iga Świątek is a Polish professional tennis player. She has a career-high Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking of No. 17 in the world, and is the highest-ranked teenager in women's singles. She was the champion at the 2020 French Open and is the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title in history. With her French Open title, she also became the youngest singles champion at the tournament since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women's singles champion since Monica Seles in 1992.

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Frédéric Chopin

Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
First Name Frédéric
Last Name Chopin
Died on October 17, 1849

Frédéric François Chopin, born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation."

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Konstantin Rokossovsky

First Name Konstantin
Last Name Rokossovsky
Died on August 3, 1968

Konstantin Konstantinovich (Xaverevich) Rokossovsky was a Soviet and Polish officer who became Marshal of the Soviet Union, Marshal of Poland, and served as Poland's Defence Minister from 1949 until his removal in 1956 during the Polish October. He was among the most prominent Red Army commanders of World War II.

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Tamara de Lempicka

Tamara Rozalia Gurwik-Górska
First Name Tamara
Last Name Lempicka
Born on May 16, 1898
Died on March 18, 1980 (aged 81)

Tamara Łempicka, better known as Tamara de Lempicka, was a Polish painter who spent her working life in France and the United States. She is best known for her polished Art Deco portraits of aristocrats and the wealthy, and for her highly stylized paintings of nudes.

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Benoit Mandelbrot

First Name Benoit
Last Name Mandelbrot
Born on November 20, 1924
Died on October 14, 2010 (aged 85)

Benoit B. Mandelbrot was a Polish-born French-American mathematician and polymath with broad interests in the practical sciences, especially regarding what he labeled as "the art of roughness" of physical phenomena and "the uncontrolled element in life". He referred to himself as a "fractalist" and is recognized for his contribution to the field of fractal geometry, which included coining the word "fractal", as well as developing a theory of "roughness and self-similarity" in nature.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzeziński
First Name Zbigniew
Born on March 28, 1928
Died on May 26, 2017 (aged 89)

Zbigniew Kazimierz Brzezinski was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist. He served as a counselor to President Lyndon B. Johnson from 1966 to 1968 and was President Jimmy Carter's National Security Advisor from 1977 to 1981. Brzezinski belonged to the realist school of international relations, standing in the geopolitical tradition of Halford Mackinder and Nicholas J. Spykman. Brzezinski was the primary organizer of The Trilateral Commission.

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Ola Jordan

Aleksandra Grabowska
First Name Ola
Born on September 30, 1982 (age 41)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Aleksandra "Ola" Jordan is a British-Polish professional ballroom dancer and model. She appeared as a professional on the British TV show Strictly Come Dancing from 2006 to 2015. After winning a championship event in her native Poland, Jordan moved to England and began a new partnership with James Jordan. They married on 12 October 2003 and live near Maidstone in Kent. In 2018, she became a judge on Dancing with the Stars: Taniec z gwiazdami in Poland.

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Irena Sendler

Irena Krzyżanowska
First Name Irena
Born on February 15, 1910
Died on May 12, 2008 (aged 98)

Irena Stanisława Sendler (née Krzyżanowska), also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre Jolanta, was a Polish humanitarian, social worker, and nurse who served in the Polish Underground Resistance during World War II in German-occupied Warsaw. From October 1943 she was head of the children's section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews.

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