List of Famous people born in Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland

Klaus Kinski

Klaus Günter Karl Nakszynski
First Name Klaus
Last Name Kinski
Born on October 18, 1926
Died on November 23, 1991 (aged 65)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Klaus Kinski was a German actor. He appeared in more than 130 films, and was a leading role actor in the films of Werner Herzog, including Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982), and Cobra Verde (1987). He also appeared in many Spaghetti Westerns, such as For a Few Dollars More (1965), A Bullet for the General (1966), The Great Silence (1968), And God Said to Cain (1970), Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (1971) and A Genius, Two Partners and a Dupe (1975).

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Ingrid van Bergen

First Name Ingrid
Born on June 15, 1931 (age 91)

Ingrid van Bergen is a German film actress. She has appeared in 100 films since 1954. She was born in Free City of Danzig, today Gdańsk, Poland.

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Klaus Rainer Röhl

First Name Klaus
Last Name Röhl
Born on December 1, 1928
Died on November 30, 2021 (aged 92)

Klaus Rainer Röhl is a German journalist and author, best known as founder, owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of konkret, the most influential magazine on the German political left from the 1960s to the early 1970s. He has since become critical of communism and the far-left.

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Justus Rosenberg

First Name Justus
Last Name Rosenberg
Born on January 23, 1921
Died on October 30, 2021 (aged 100)

Justus Rosenberg was a literature professor who spent most of his life teaching in the United States, ending his career as a professor emeritus of languages and literature at Bard College. Before that, as a teenager he began playing a role in saving many lives when the Nazis overran France, working first as part of a French-American network organized to help anti-Nazi intellectuals and artists escape from Vichy France to the United States, and later as a member of the French Resistance during World War II, providing assistance as well to the US Army.

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Erika Steinbach

Erika Hermann
First Name Erika
Last Name Steinbach
Born on July 25, 1943 (age 79)

Erika Steinbach is a German conservative politician. She previously served as a member of the Bundestag from 1990 until 2017.

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Donald Tusk

Donald Franciszek Tusk
First Name Donald
Last Name Tusk
Born on April 22, 1957 (age 66)

Donald Franciszek Tusk is a Polish politician who was President of the European Council from 2014 to 2019. He served as the 14th prime minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party. On 20 November 2019, Tusk was elected as the president of the European People's Party (EPP), Europe's largest transnational political party.

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Paweł Adamowicz

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz
First Name Paweł
Born on November 2, 1965
Died on January 14, 2019 (aged 53)

Paweł Bogdan Adamowicz was a Polish politician and lawyer who served as the city mayor of Gdańsk from 1998 until his assassination in 2019.

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Winfried Glatzeder

First Name Winfried
Born on April 26, 1945 (age 78)

Winfried Glatzeder is a German television actor and playwright. He began his acting career in East Germany in the 1960s. In the early 1970s, he made his breakthrough by starring in films such as Zeit der Störche and The Legend of Paul and Paula. From 1996 to 1998, Glatzeder played the role of Commissioner Ernst Roiter in the television series Tatort. Since then, he has mainly worked in theatre and television.

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Johanna von Puttkamer

Johanna Friederike Charlotte Dorothea Eleonore von Puttkamer
First Name Johanna
Born on April 11, 1824
Died on November 27, 1894 (aged 70)

Johanna Friederike Charlotte Dorothea Eleonore, Princess of Bismarck, Duchess of Lauenburg was a Prussian noblewoman and the wife of the 1st Chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck.

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Wolfgang Völz

Wolfgang Otto Völz
First Name Wolfgang
Last Name Völz
Born on August 16, 1930
Died on May 2, 2018 (aged 87)

Wolfgang Otto Völz was a German actor. He is known for his roles in theatre plays, TV shows, feature films and taped radio shows. He was also a very prolific voice actor.

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Karina Krawczyk

First Name Karina
Last Name Krawczyk
Born on August 5, 1971 (age 51)

Karina Krawczyk is a German actress and occasionally works as a fashion model.

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Horst Krause

First Name Horst
Last Name Krause
Born on December 18, 1941 (age 81)

Horst Krause is a German actor.

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Matthias Habich

First Name Matthias
Last Name Habich
Born on January 12, 1940 (age 83)

Matthias Habich is a German actor who has appeared in more than 110 film and television productions since 1965.

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Eddi Arent

Gebhardt Georg Arendt
First Name Eddi
Born on May 5, 1925
Died on May 28, 2013 (aged 88)

Gebhardt Georg Arendt was a German actor, cabaret artist and comedian. He appeared in 104 films between 1956 and 2002. He was born in Danzig, Free City of Danzig and died in Munich, Germany, aged 88 from Alzheimer's disease.

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Magdalena Brzeska

First Name Magdalena
Last Name Brzeska
Born on May 14, 1978 (age 45)

Magdalena Brzeska is a German retired individual rhythmic gymnast of Polish descent.

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Anna Anderson

Franziska Schanzkowska
First Name Anna
Last Name Anderson
Born on December 16, 1896
Died on February 12, 1984 (aged 87)

Anna Anderson was the best known of several impostors who claimed to be Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia. Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia, Nicholas II and Alexandra, was murdered along with her parents and siblings on 17 July 1918 by communist revolutionaries in Yekaterinburg, Russia, but the location of her body was unknown until 2007.

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Nikita Ivanovich Panin

First Name Nikita
Last Name Panin
Born on September 18, 1718
Died on March 31, 1783 (aged 64)

Count Nikita Ivanovich Panin was an influential Russian statesman and political mentor to Catherine the Great for the first 18 years of her reign (1762-1780). In that role, he advocated the Northern Alliance, closer ties with Frederick the Great of Prussia and the establishment of an advisory privy council. His staunch opposition to the partitions of Poland led to his being replaced by the more compliant Prince Bezborodko. Catherine appointed many men to the Senate who were related to Panin's powerful family.

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Holger Czukay

Holger Schüring
First Name Holger
Last Name Czukay
Born on March 24, 1938
Died on September 5, 2017 (aged 79)

Holger Czukay was a German musician, probably best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. Described as "successfully bridg[ing] the gap between pop and the avant-garde", Czukay was also notable for having created early important examples of ambient music, for having explored "world music" well before the term was coined, and for having been a pioneer of sampling.

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Tomasz Schafernaker

First Name Tomasz
Born on January 8, 1979 (age 44)

Tomasz Schafernaker is a Polish-British meteorologist for BBC Weather.

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Arthur Schopenhauer

First Name Arthur
Last Name Schopenhauer
Born on February 22, 1788
Died on September 21, 1860 (aged 72)

Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher. He is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, which characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will. Building on the transcendental idealism of Immanuel Kant, Schopenhauer developed an atheistic metaphysical and ethical system that rejected the contemporaneous ideas of German idealism. He was among the first thinkers in Western philosophy to share and affirm significant tenets of Indian philosophy, such as asceticism, denial of the self, and the notion of the world-as-appearance. His work has been described as an exemplary manifestation of philosophical pessimism.

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