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FAMOUS POLES
In this presentation we will show
Polish people, who had and still have
a great impact on the image of
Poland.
POLITICIANS, STATESMEN, HEROES
JAN PAWEŁ II
The most recognized Pole in
the world was born as Karol
Józef Wojtyła in Wadowice.
In 1978 he was elected the
head of the Catholic Church,
becoming the first nonItalian Pope after 445 years.
LECH WAŁĘSA
Lech Wałęsa is a Polish
politician and trade
unionist.
He’s the co-founder and first
chairman of the "Solidarity”
movement.
In 1984 he received the
Nobel Peace Prize and
served as the president of
Poland between 1990 and
1995.
MIROSŁAW HERMASZEWSKI
In 1978 Mirosław
Hermaszewski became the
first (and to this day remains
the only) Pole who flew into
space.
He was chosen from almost
500 Polish pilots to take
part in the intercosmos
space programme.
KINGS
MIESZKO I
The first historical ruler of
Poland who united the tribes
from the Baltic Sea and the
Carpathian Mountains.
BOLESŁAW CHROBRY
The first crowned ruler of
Poland.
He was the son of the Duke
of Poland Mieszko I and a
Czech princess called
Dobrawa.
WRITERS
HENRYK SIENKIEWICZ
Writer and Nobel Prize
winner (1905) for his work
“Quo Vadis” - a book
translated into many
languages and made into
films several times.
Sienkiewicz's works have
been translated into 50
languages.
CZESŁAW MIŁOSZ
Poet, writer, translator,
literary critic, and awarded
with the Nobel Prize in
literature in 1980
WISŁAWA SZYMBORSKA
Poet and translator, one of
the few women awarded the
Nobel Prize in literature
(1996)
MUSICIANS
FRYDERYK CHOPIN
Chopin is the greatest Polish
composer and pianist and a
leading representative of the
Romantic period of music in
the world.
STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO
He is considered the father
of the Polish opera.
His opera adaptations of
folk tunes raised the spirit of
the Polish nation at the time
of the partitions of Poland.
SCIENTISTS/ INVENTORS
MIKOŁAJ KOPERNIK / NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
He is one of the greatest
astronomers in the history of
mankind.
He proved that the Earth
and all other planets in our
solar system revolve around
the immovable Sun.
MARIA SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE
Her discovery of the
radioactive element
radium has made a big
step in the development of
atomic physics and cancer
therapy.
She gained the Nobel Prize
twice (1903 and 1911).
SPORTSMEN
ANDRZEJ GOŁOTA
The most famous Polish
heavyweight boxer: At the top
of his amateur career
he scored 111 victories
in Europe.
As a professional boxer, he
fought the best fighters in the
world.
ADAM MAŁYSZ
Małysz is a ski jumper
and still the most popular
Polish athlete.
He’s a four-hill tournament
winner and a gold medalist
in ski flying in Harrahow.
The winner of two World
Cups made ski jumping
almost a national sport.
.
ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI
Lewandowski is a
Polish footballer who plays
as a striker for Borussia
Dortmund and the Polish
national team.
He was also a participant of
the European Championship
finals 2012.
FILM MAKERS
ROMAN POLAŃSKI
He’s one of the most
famous Polish film directors
and an Academy Award
winner.
His most famous films are:
Rosemary's Baby
Chinatown
Tess
Pirates
Bitter moon
The Pianist
The ninth gate
Oliver Twist
..... and many more.
ANDRZEJ WAJDA
Wajda was awarded the
Oscar for his lifetime
achievements in 2000. The
father of modern Polish
cinema is especially known
for his magnificent
screening of Polish
literature.
He’s placed at the forefront
of the world's greatest
directors.
JANUSZ KAMIŃSKI

has cooperated with
Steven Spielberg since
1980s. He has already
won two Oscars: for
cinematography to
"Schindler's List" in 1994
and to "Saving Private
Ryan”directed by Spielberg
in 1999. We hope for the
third Oscar for the movie
"Lincoln„.
KRYSTYNA JANDA
She’s one of the most
famous Polish actresses.
She mainly performs in
theatres, but also directs
performances.
ARTISTS
JAN MATEJKO
He is the most
distinguished Polish
painter of historical
paintings of the
nineteenth century.
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