List of Famous People born in Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country located in Central Europe. It is divided into 16 administrative provinces, covering an area of 312,696 square kilometres (120,733 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With a population of nearly 38.5 million people, Poland is the fifth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland's capital and largest metropolis is Warsaw. Other major cities include Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin.

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1. Catherine II of Russia

Catherine II of Russia
Female. Empress of Russia
First Name: Catherine
Last Name: Russia
Born on April 21, 1729
Died on November 17, 1796 (aged 67)
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2. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski
Male. Polish association football player
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Lewandowski
Born on August 21, 1988 (age 33)
Height: 183 cm | 6'0"
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3. Marie Curie
Marya Salomea Skłodowska

Marie Curie
Female. Polish-French physicist and chemist
First Name: Marie
Last Name: Curie
Born on November 7, 1867
Died on July 4, 1934 (aged 66)
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4. Helena Modjeska

Helena Modjeska
Female. Polish-American actress
First Name: Helena
Last Name: Modjeska
Born on October 12, 1840
Died on April 8, 1909 (aged 68)

5. Jan Błachowicz

Jan Błachowicz
Male. Polish mixed martial artist
First Name: Jan
Last Name: Błachowicz
Born on February 24, 1983 (age 39)
Height: 187 cm | 6'2"
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6. Klaus Kinski

Klaus Kinski
Male. German actor
First Name: Klaus
Last Name: Kinski
Born on October 18, 1926
Died on November 23, 1991 (aged 65)
Height: 173 cm | 5'8"
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7. John Paul II
Karol Józef Wojtyła

John Paul II
Male. 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
First Name: John
Last Name: II
Born on May 18, 1920
Died on April 2, 2005 (aged 84)
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8. Nicolaus Copernicus
Niklas Koppernigk

Nicolaus Copernicus
Male. Polish Renaissanse-era mathematician and astronomer who formulated the heliocentric model of the Universe
First Name: Nicolaus
Born on February 19, 1473
Died on May 24, 1543 (aged 70)

9. Lukas Podolski
Łukasz Józef Podolski

Lukas Podolski
Male. German association football player
First Name: Lukas
Last Name: Podolski
Born on June 4, 1985 (age 37)
Height: 182 cm | 6'0"
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10. Yoram Gross

Yoram Gross
Male. Polish-Australian animation producer and director (1926-2005)
First Name: Yoram
Born on October 18, 1926
Died on September 21, 2015 (aged 88)

11. Kurt Demmler
Kurt Abramowitsch

Kurt Demmler
Male. German musician, songwriter, lyricist
First Name: Kurt
Last Name: Demmler
Born on September 12, 1943
Died on February 3, 2009 (aged 65)

12. Bernhard Grzimek

Bernhard Grzimek
Male. German zoo director and author
First Name: Bernhard
Last Name: Grzimek
Born on April 24, 1909
Died on March 13, 1987 (aged 77)

13. B. Max Mehl

B. Max Mehl
Male. American coin dealer
First Name: B.
Last Name: Mehl
Born on November 5, 1884
Died on September 28, 1957 (aged 72)

14. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

Joanna Jędrzejczyk
Female. Polish mixed martial artist
First Name: Joanna
Born on August 18, 1987 (age 34)
Height: 167 cm | 5'6"
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15. Ralph Modjeski

Ralph Modjeski
Male. United States civil engineer
First Name: Ralph
Last Name: Modjeski
Born on January 27, 1861
Died on June 26, 1940 (aged 79)

16. Sebastian Janikowski

Sebastian Janikowski
Male. Polish-born American football placekicker
First Name: Sebastian
Last Name: Janikowski
Born on March 3, 1978 (age 44)
Height: 185 cm | 6'1"
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17. Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Josef Klose

Miroslav Klose
Male. German footballer
First Name: Miroslav
Born on June 9, 1978 (age 44)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"
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18. Paul Ziemiak
Paweł Ziemiak

Paul Ziemiak
Male. German politician
First Name: Paul
Last Name: Ziemiak
Born on September 6, 1985 (age 36)
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19. Hanna Schygulla

Hanna Schygulla
Female. German actress and chanson singer
First Name: Hanna
Last Name: Schygulla
Born on December 25, 1943 (age 78)
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20. Marcin Tybura

Marcin Tybura
Male. Polish professional mixed martial arts fighter
First Name: Marcin
Born on November 9, 1985 (age 36)
Height: 191 cm | 6'3"
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