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. 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)

2. Ludwig Guttmann

Ludwig Guttmann
Male. British neurologist who created the Paralympic Games
First Name: Ludwig
Last Name: Guttmann
Born on July 3, 1899
Died on March 18, 1980 (aged 80)

3. Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski
Male. Polish association football player
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Lewandowski
Born on August 21, 1988 (age 33)
Height: 182 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

4. 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)

5. Hubert Hurkacz

Hubert Hurkacz
Male. Tennis player from Poland
First Name: Hubert
Last Name: Hurkacz
Born on February 11, 1997 (age 24)
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

6. Lukas Podolski
Łukasz Józef Podolski

Lukas Podolski
Male. German association football player
First Name: Lukas
Last Name: Podolski
Born on June 4, 1985 (age 36)
Height: 182 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

7. 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"

8. Iga Świątek

Iga Świątek
Female. Polish female tennis player
First Name: Iga
Last Name: Świątek
Born on May 31, 2001 (age 20)
Height: 176 cm | 5'9"
Tennis-player, Sportsperson

9. Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Josef Klose

Miroslav Klose
Male. German footballer
First Name: Miroslav
Born on June 9, 1978 (age 43)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

10. Krzysztof Kieślowski

Krzysztof Kieślowski
Male. Polish film director and screenwriter
First Name: Krzysztof
Born on June 27, 1941
Died on March 13, 1996 (aged 54)

11. 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)

12. 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)

13. Lydia Benecke

Lydia Benecke
Female. German psychologist and writer
First Name: Lydia
Last Name: Benecke
Born on October 31, 1982 (age 38)

14. Jan Błachowicz

Jan Błachowicz
Male. Polish mixed martial artist
First Name: Jan
Last Name: Błachowicz
Born on February 24, 1983 (age 38)
Height: 187 cm | 6'2"

15. Zofia Stryjeńska

Zofia Stryjeńska
Female. painter; Illustrator; Graphic designer; Scenic designer (1891-1976)
First Name: Zofia
Born on May 13, 1891
Died on February 28, 1976 (aged 84)

16. Łukasz Piszczek
Łukasz Piotr Piszczek

Łukasz Piszczek
Male. Polish association football player
First Name: Łukasz
Born on June 3, 1985 (age 36)
Height: 184 cm | 6'0"
Footballer, Sportsperson

17. Joanna Jędrzejczyk

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

18. Vivian Schmitt

Vivian Schmitt
Female. German pornographic actress
First Name: Vivian
Last Name: Schmitt
Born on March 31, 1978 (age 43)
Height: 173 cm | 5'8"
Porn-actor

19. Grzegorz Krychowiak

Grzegorz Krychowiak
Male. Polish association football player
First Name: Grzegorz
Born on January 29, 1990 (age 31)
Height: 187 cm | 6'2"
Footballer, Sportsperson

20. 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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