Famous Polish - Polish Celebrities

Whether you savor the old world charm of Poland or totally swear by its Zubrowka Vodka or are simply mesmerized by its Oscypek, a kind of stunning-looking carved cheese, you will totally lap up reading more about the country’s rich and famous here. Agreed, for a country teeming with history and a heart-warming culture, it is not altogether impossible to get swayed. But besides all the amazing attractions that Poland boasts of, there is this incredible lot of people who have inspired greatness in the country. Be it Copernicus, Chopin, Marie Curie, Pope John Paul II, Robert Kubica or Joanna Krupa, Poland prides itself on its superlative lot of nationals who have inspired a world way beyond their country’s border. Let us delve deep into the lives of some of the famous Polish people to have ever walked the earth and get inspired as we trail their timeline, learn some interesting trivia and unearth some lesser known facts about them in these biographies.

Find out more about the greatest Poles, including Tommy Wiseau, Robert Lewandowski, Marie Curie, Paulo Dybala and Pope John Paul II.

The Most Famous Polish

Irena SendlerFebruary 15, 1910PolishIrena Sendler was a Polish nurse who along with her network is credited to have saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust
KeralisApril 30, 1980PolishCheck out all that you wanted to know about Keralis, the famous YouTube gamer; his birthday, his family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Wernher Von BraunMarch 23, 1912German, Polish, AmericanWernher von Braun was a rocket scientist and aerospace engineer, who played a major role in rocket science during and post-WWII
Thomas Nicholas KucOctober 10, 2002Brazilian, PolishAll about Brazilian-American TV actor, amateur athlete and social media personality including his age, birthday, net worth, girlfriends and some fun facts.
Marie CurieNovember 7, 1867PolishMarie Curie was a Physicist and Chemist, who was world renowned for her work on radioactivity
RoxxsaurusMarch 14, 1996Polish, BritishRoxxsaurus is a Polish-English YouTube star
Furious PeteNovember 30, 1985Canadian, PolishPeter Czerwinski, better known as ‘Furious Pete,’ is a professional competitive eater, “YouTuber,” and bodybuilder from Canada.
Alfred KorzybskiJuly 3, 1879PolishAlfred Korzybski was a Polish American scholar who developed a field called general semantics
Paul TillichAugust 20, 1886German, AmericanPaul Tillich was a German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian.Read this biography to learn more about his childhood, profile, life and timeline.
Joanna KrupaApril 23, 1979Polish, AmericanJoanna Krupa is a Polish-American actress, model and an animal rights activist
Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky

Meyer Lansky was one of America’s most powerful gangsters of the 19th century

PolishJuly 4, 1902198 views

Pope John Paul II

John Paul II, also known as Blessed John Paul, served as the Pope of the Catholic Church for more than two and half decades

PolishMay 18, 1920174 views

Reinhard Selten

Reinhard Selten is a German economist who won a share of the 1994 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

PolishOctober 5, 1930121 views

Georges Charpak

Georges Charpak was a Polish-born French physicist who received the Nobel Prize for inventing the multi-wire proportional chamber

FrenchAugust 1, 1924127 views

Andrew Schally

Andrzej Viktor ‘Andrew’ Schally is a Polish-born American endocrinologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1977

CanadianNovember 30, 1926115 views

Konrad Emil Bloch

Konrad Bloch was a German American biochemist who was awarded the ‘Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ in 1964

GermanJanuary 21, 1912103 views

Ferdinand Cohn

Ferdinand Cohn was a German biologist who is considered as the father of bacteriology and microbiology

PolishJanuary 24, 1828185 views

Tadeusz Reichstein

Tadeusz Reichstein was a Polish born Swiss chemist known for his discoveries concerning hormones of the adrenal cortex

PolishJuly 20, 1897129 views

Wisława Szymborska

Wisława Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist and translator who won the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature

PolishJuly 2, 1923110 views

Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse who along with her network is credited to have saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust

PolishFebruary 15, 1910474 views