List of Poles

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The Polish people, who in 1930 had a world-wide population of some 22 million, experienced a major population surge in the 1960s and by 2005 had attained a world-wide population of over 45 million.

This is a partial list of famous Polish or Polish-speaking/writing persons, or persons born in Poland.

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Science

Astronomy

Biology

Chemistry

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Świętosławski

Engineering and Invention

Mathematics

Physics

Other


Music

Main article: List of Polish composers

Literature

Main article: List of Polish writers

Philosophy

Fine arts

Main article: List of Polish painters

Entertainment

Royalty

Nobility (szlachta)

See list of szlachta. Victor Przybyla

Sports

See list of Polish sports players

Military

Politics and diplomacy

Holocaust resistors

Religion

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John Paul II

Other

Controversial persons

Heroes and Freedom fighters

Legendary persons

  • John of Kolno (Jan z Kolna, Johannes Scolnus or Scolvus), (semi?)legendary explorer and discoverer of America before Columbus (1476)
  • Janek Wiśniewski Freedom fighter, hero of riots in Gdynia 1970.

Fictional characters

See also

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