Prominent Poles
by Roman Solecki
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
University of Connecticut
Union, CT
USA


President Gabriel Narutowicz
This site contains a continuously growing set of short biographies of prominent Poles, dead or alive, who live(d) in Poland or abroad. An entry is usually a compilation of informations from one or more sources. My input consists barely in editing- and as a rule shortening- available biographies. By clicking on Index of Names one gets an alphabetic list of all entries subdivided into AE, FJ etc., while clicking on Areas of Interest one gets a list of specialties like Painting, Mathematics etc. Underneath is the list of names. Each entry includes a photo or portrait and links to sources.

Please e-mail any comments you might have to:
solecki@engr.uconn.edu


This site was modified on May 11,2015.
May additions:

Jan and Antonina Zabinski, WWII heroes, saviors of hundreds of Jews
Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, chemist, educator, inventor

ACKNOWLEDGMENT. It is my pleasure to acknowledge the help I got - and am continuously obtaining- from several individuals in preparation of short biographies of Prominent Poles.
During the initial stages of the project I got invaluable help in deciding on the form of the website from: Marcin Zmudzki, Washington, District of Columbia who also hosted the initial version of this collection on his website and Laura P. Zurowski,Ed.M., Providence, Rhode Island. They both actively participated in publishing some of the initial biographies. Prof. Constance Ostrowski, PhD, gave me initial help in building this webpage (HTML language).
Later I've got very useful technical suggestions regarding this website from Robert Strybel, Warsaw, Poland and from Don Binkowski, retired judge, USA. Christopher Hutchinson, Warsaw, Poland prepared a biography of Stefan Starzynski and also corrected some of the biographies prepared by me.
Several other people corrected some of the bios: George Azarko; Jaroslaw Biegalski, Waclaw Jedrzejczak, Steven Kaminski; Prof. Michal Kopczynski, PhD; George Kruszewski; Frederic Lavashery; Amy Leavitt; Zdzislaw Leliwa; Kris Murawski, MD; Prof. John Radzilowski, PhD; Robert Strybel; Mariusz Wesolowski, M.A.; Marcin Zmudzki.
Of great help were also the lists of names of famous Poles supplied by: Noreen Hasior; Prof. Michal Kopczynski, PhD; Prof.Karen Majewski, PhD, Andrzej Mikolajczyk; Michael Oborski; Prof. John Radzilowski, PhD; Jan Prygoda; Robert Strybel.
Also individual names of famous Poles were very helpful in building the database for this project. They were supplied by: Larry Adams; Don Binkowski, retired judge; Prof. John Guzlowski, PhD;Jerry Halkoski, Sue Knight; Lou Koenig, BS, triple patent holder; George Kruszewski; Bill Levinson; Christine Przybyla Long; James Conroyd Martin, Award Winning Author; Kris Murawski, MD; Piotr Muszynski; Toni Novak; Prof. Constance Ostrowski, PhD; David Piekarczyk; Prof. Maciej Pokora, PhD; Jeffrey R. Portko, Esq.; Jan Prygoda; Prof. John Radzilowski, PhD; Robert Strybel; Rik Suligowski; Tom Surmiak; Prof. John Synowiec, PhD; Radek Uberna, PhD; Curtis Urness; Pamela Vojnovski; Margaret Wacker, MD; Art Wagner; Mariusz T. Wesolowski, M.A.; Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw Wesolowski, PhD; Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Witczak; Angela Zaborska, M.A.; Marcin Zmudzki; Laura P. Zurowski
Finally let me also mention that several people sent me printed material which was very helpful: Christopher Hutchinson, Jeffrey R. Portko, Esq. and Robert Strybel.

Prominent Poles - Index of Names

Prominent Poles - Areas of Interest

Polish National Anthem (text and music in the article by Maja Trochimczyk)



The map of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ca.1630 is shown under the LIST OF NAMES

LIST OF NAMES:
A
Abakanowicz Magdalena Adamek Tomasz Adamkiewicz Albert Anders Wladyslaw
Anderszewski Piotr Andrzejewski Jerzy Anuszkiewicz Richard Apollinaire Guillaume
Arciszewski Krzysztof ArciszewskiTomasz Arctowski Henryk Asnyk Adam
B
Babinski Joseph Bacewicz Grazyna Bachleda-Curus Alicja Balcerowicz Leszek
Balthus (Balthazar Klossowski)
Banach Stefan Banachiewicz Tadeusz Baranowska Kinga
Baranski Christine Bartoszewski Wladyslaw Beaudouin de Courtenay Jan
Beczala Piotr
Beksinski Zdzislaw Bem Jozef Binoche Juliette
Biernat z Lublina
Boleslaw I Chrobry Boleslaw III Krzywousty
Boleslawski Ryszard Bor Komorowski Tadeusz
Borsuk Karol Borysiewicz Leszek
Brother Albert Brueckner Aleksander
Brzezinski Zbigniew

C
Cegielski Hipolit Chelmonski Jozef Chodkiewicz Jan Karol Chodowiecki Daniel
Chopin Fryderyk Chyra Andrzej Cielecka Magdalena Ciolek Erazm (Witelo)
Ciolkowski Konstanty Cnut the Great Conrad Joseph Copernicus Nicolaus
Czarnecki Leszek Czarniecki Stefan  


D,E,F,G
Dabrowska Maria Dabrowski Henryk Dantyszek Jan Daszynski Ignacy
Demarczyk Ewa Didur Adam Dlugosz Jan Aleksander Doba
Domeyko Ignacy Dominczyk Dagmara Dybowski Benedykt Edelman Pawel
Fedorowicz Tadeusz Fieldorf Emil Fogg Mieczyslaw
Fredro Aleksander
Frycz Modrzewski Andrzej Funk Kazimierz Gielgud John Gierymski Aleksander
Gombrowicz Witold Gorecki Henryk Gortat Marcin Goscinny Rene
Goslicki Wawrzyniec Gretzky Wayne Grot-Rowecki Stefan Grottger Artur
H,I,J
Hasior Wladyslaw Heller Michal Herbert Zbigniew Hermaszewski Miroslaw
Hevelius Johannes Hoene-Wronski Jozef Hofmann Roald Holland Agnieszka
Hurwicz Leonid Jadwiga I Jan III Sobieski John Paul II
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Ka-Ko
Kaczmarek Jan Kaczmarek Jane Kaczynski Lech Kadlubek Wincenty
Kaminski Janusz Kaper Bronislaw Kaptur Marcy Kapuscinski Ryszard
Karski Jan Kazimierz III Wielki Kazimierz IV Jagiellonczyk Kazimierz Jagiellon<
Jan Kiepura Kieslowski Krzysztof Kilar Wojciech Miroslaw Klose
Kochanowski Jan Kolberg Oskar Kollataj Hugo Komeda-Trzcinski Krzysztof
Maja Komorowska
Koniecpolski Stanislaw Konopnicka Maria Koprowski Hilary
Korzybski Alfred Korczak Janusz Kosciuszko Tadeusz Kossak Juliusz
Kossak-Szczucka Zofia Kowalczyk Justyna
Kr-Kz
Krakowski Jane Krasicki Ignacy Krasinski John Krasinski Zygmunt
Kraszewski Jozef Krupa Gene Krupa Joanna Krzesinska Matylda
Krzyzanowski Wlodzimierz Krzyzewski Mike Kubica Robert Kulczyk Jan
Kuklinski Ryszard Kuratowski Kazimierz Kusocinski Janusz Kwiecien Mariusz
Kwolek Stephanie
L
Landowska Wanda Landowski Paul Lelewel Joachim Lem Stanislaw
Leminski Paulo de Lempicka Tamara Lenska Rula Lesniewski Stanislaw
Leszczynska Maria Libeskind Daniel Lichnerowicz Andre Lisicki Sabine
Lukasiewicz Ignacy Lukasiewicz Jan Lutoslawski Witold
M
Maczek Stanislaw Malczewski Jacek Malinowski Bronislaw Malinowski Ernest
Malysz Adam Mandelbrot Benoit Marcinkowski Karol Matejko Jan
Matyjaszewski Krzysztof Michalowski Piotr Michelson Albert Mickiewicz Adam
Mieszko I Miklaszewski Jim Miko Izabella Milosz Czeslaw
Mitoraj Igor Moczarski Kazimierz Modjeska Helena Modjeski Ralph Moniuszko Stanislaw
Moscicki Ignacy Mrozek Slawomir Musial Stan Muskie Ed
N,O
Nalkowska Zofia Narutowicz Gabriel Negri Pola Neyman Jerzy
Nikifor Nizynski Waclaw Norwid Cyprian Nowicki Maciej
Okulicki Leopold Olejnik Monika Olesnicki Zbigniew Ordonowna Hanka
Orzeszkowa Eliza Osiecka Agnieszka
P
Pacula Joanna Paczynski Bohdan Paderewski Ignacy Pankiewicz Tadeusz
Panufnik Andrzej
Parazynski Scott Patek Antoni Pawlenty Tim
Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska Maria Pawlikowski Pawel
Penderecki Krzysztof Piasecka Johnson Barbara
Piasecki Frank Pilecki Witold Pilsudski Jozef Piszek Edward
Plater Emilia Pokora Matt Polanski Roman Poniatowski Jozef
Popieluszko Jerzy Potocki Jan Potocki Waclaw Powers Stefanie
Preisner Zbigniew Prus Boleslaw Pulaski Kazimierz Puzak Kazimierz
R
Rabczewska Dorota Radwanska Agnieszka Reichstein Tadeusz Rej Mikolaj
Rejewski Marian Religa Zbigniew Reszke Jan Reymont Wladyslaw
Rotblat Jozef Rozewicz Tadeusz Rubinstein Artur Rybczynski Witold
Rydygier Ludwik Rykwert Joseph
Sa-So
Sajak Pat Saint John of Kanty Sari Ada Sasnal Wilhelm
Schally Andrew Schulz Bruno Scorupco Izabella Sembrich-Kochanska Marcelina
Sendler Irena Sendzimir Tadeusz Sheybal Vladek Siemienowicz Kazimierz
Siemiradzki Henryk Sienkiewicz Henryk Sierpinski Waclaw Sikorski Wladyslaw
Skarbek Krystyna
Siudmak Wojciech Sklodowska Curie Maria Skolimowska Kamila
Skolimowski Jerzy Slania Czeslaw Slawik Henryk Slowacki Juliusz
Smoluchowski Marian SniadeckiJedrzej Sobieski Leelee Solorz_Zak Zygmunt
Solowow Michal Sosabowski Stanislaw Sosnkowski Kazimierz
Sp-Sz
Staff Leopold Stanczak Julian Stanko Tomasz Starzynski Stefan
Stasiuk Andrzej Staszic Stanislaw Stefan Batory Stewart Martha
Stoch Kamil
Stokowski Leopold Strus Jozef Strzelecki Pawel
Swietoslawa Syreniusz Szymon Szafer Wladyslaw Szaflarska Danuta
Szczepanik Jan Szeryng Henryk Szostak Jack Szyk Artur
Szymanowski Karol Szymborska Wislawa
T,U,V
Tatarkiewicz Wladyslaw Tazieff Haroun Tuwim Julian Tyler Tom
Ulam Stanislaw Urban Matt Verbinski Gore Vinton Bobby
W
Wachowski Andy and Larry Wajda Andrzej Walesa Lech
Waliszewski Zygmunt
Wankowicz Melchior Wasikowska Mia Weigl Rudolf Wieniawski Henryk
Wilczek Frank Wilkomirska Wanda Witkiewicz Stanislaw Wladyslaw I Lokietek
Wladyslaw II Jagiello Wladyslaw IV Waza Wlodarczyk Anita Wlodkowic Pawel
Wojciechowski Stanislaw Wojtowicz-Vosloo Agnieszka
Wolszczan Aleksander Wozniacki Caroline
Wozniak Steve Wroblewski 'Ptaszyn' Jan Wysocki Charles M. Wyspianski Stanislaw
> Zawisza the Black Znaniecki Florian Zygmunt I Stary
Y,Z
Yastrzemski Carl Zabinski Jan and Antonina Zakrzewska Marie Zamenhof Ludwik
Zamoyski Jan Zanussi Krzysztof Zapolska Gabriela Zaremba Stanislaw
Zelazny Roger Zeromski Stefan Zimerman Krystian
Zolkiewski Stanislaw Zulawski Andrzej Zygmund Antoni
Zygmunt III Waza


Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in ca.1630