Poland unforgettable memories

People and Culture

Ten Poles you should know

  • John Paul II / Karol Wojtyła
  • Lech Wałęsa
  • Nicolaus Copernicus / Mikołaj Kopernik
  • Fryderyk Chopin
  • Maria Skłodowska-Curie
  • Jan III Sobieski
  • Józef Piłsudski
  • Adam Mickiewicz
  • Tadeusz Kościuszko
  • Henryk Sienkiewicz

For more infos on Polish speaking famous people see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Poles

Ten Polish sportsmen you may know

  • Artur Boruc - football (goalkeeper)
  • Tomasz Gollob - motorcycle speedway
  • Marcin Gortat - basketball
  • Otylia Jędrzejczak - swimming
  • Justyna Kowalczyk - cross-country skiing
  • Robert Kubica - Formula One
  • Robert Lewandowski - football
  • Adam Małysz - ski jumping (ex)
  • Agnieszka Radwańska - tennis
  • Maja Włoszczowska - mountain biking

Ten politicians you could see on tv

  • Władysław Bartoszewski - twice the Minister of Foreign Affairs; prisoner of Auschwitz
  • Bogdan Borusewicz - the Senate Speaker
  • Jerzy Buzek - ex-prime minister, ex-President of the European Parliament
  • Jarosław Kaczyński - ex-prime minister, leader of the Prawo i Sprawiedliwość party (the Law and Justice)
  • Bronisław Komorowski - the President of Poland
  • Aleksander Kwaśniewski - ex-President of Poland
  • Radosław Sikorski - the Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Donald Tusk - Prime Minister, leader of the Platforma Obywatelska party (Civic Platform)
  • Lech Wałęsa - the legend of Solidarność (Solidarity movement); ex-President of Poland
  • Zbigniew Ziobro - MEP, ex Minister of Justice and Public Prosecutor General, leader of Solidarna Polska

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