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Top 30 most important and famous people from Poland

My opinion about the most important or famous people from Poland
Quiz by Dav1999
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Last updated: January 22, 2023
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First submittedJanuary 22, 2023
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Painter, key exponent of XIX century history painting, known for depicting nodal events from Polish history
Jan Matejko
Writer, one of the second generation of romantics, author of A Funeral Rhapsody in Memory of General Bem
Cyprian Norwid
Writer, key figure in Polish Romanticism, he is one of Poland's Three Bards, considered Poland's greatest poet
Adam Mickiewicz
Writer, one of the Three Bards, a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern Polish drama
Juliusz Słowacki
Romantic poet, one of the Three Bards
Zygmunt Krasiński
Writer, known for his best-seller Quo Vadis, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Writer, author of Rescue, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980
Czesław Miłosz
Female poet, author of Some Like Poetry, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996
Wisława Szymborska
Female writer, author of Flights, winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 2018
Olga Tokarczuk
Female revolutionary socialist, Marxist philosopher and anti-war activist. Member of the Spartacus League
Rosa Luxemburg
Philosopher, social theorist, who wrote about issues of modernity, the Holocaust, postmodern consumerism and liquid modernity
Zygmunt Bauman
Logician, known for his work on model theory, metamathematics, and algebraic logic
Alfred Tarski
Statesman who served as the Chief of State from 1918 to 1922 and First Marshal of Poland
Józef Piłsudski
Statesman, dissident, and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1983, who served as President of Poland between 1990 and 1995
Lech Wałęsa
President from 2015
Andrzej Duda
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Renaissance polymath and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than Earth at its center
Nicolaus Copernicus
Female physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, two times winner of Nobel Prize
Marie Curie
Female mystic, who had apparitions of Jesus Christ which inspired the Roman Catholic devotion to the Divine Mercy
Faustina Kowalska
Priest and friar, died in the German death camp of Auschwitz
Maximilian Kolbe
Pope from 1978 to 2005
Pope John Paul II/Karol Józef Wojtyła
Director, known for his trilogy of war films consisting of A Generation, Kanał and Ashes and Diamonds
Andrzej Wajda
Director of The Pianist and Chinatown, winner of Academy Award in 2003
Roman Polański
Director of Dekalog and The Double Life of Veronique
Krzysztof Kieślowski
The greatest composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period
Fryderyk Chopin
One of the greatest pianists of all time
Arthur Rubinstein
Star of the silent and golden era of Hollywood, known for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles and was acknowledged as a sex symbol
Pola Negri
Footballer who played in Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski
Footballer of 1980s, legend of Juventus. Current UEFA vice-president
Zbigniew Boniek
Female sprinter, 7 times winner of Olympic medals, only athlete in history to have held the world record in the 100 m, the 200 m and the 400 m
Irena Szewińska
Doctor known as the creator of Esperanto
L. L. Zamenhof
2 Comments
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Level 60
Mar 3, 2023
No Robert Kubica?
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Level 33
Mar 24, 2023
Nice quiz, thanks :)

Maybe you could get rid of the "female" hints, and accept the original spelling of "Faustyna"?