who are some famous polish people?

Besides Marie Curie Sklodowska and Nicolas Copernicus. They have to be ethnic Poles, not Jews from Poland. People who have at least some significant amount of fame outside of Poland and outside of the Polish diaspora communities. I remember hearing about some Polish people that helped crack a Nazi code or something, who were they and what were their names? Also are there any famous Polish writers or artists?

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    The enigma story is a very interesting one and there's a lot to it so I'm just going to link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polish_Cipher_Bureau

    Netflix also has a movie about it. They enabled later progress at Bletchley Park in the UK.

    Lech Wałęsa is the name most recognized for starting Solidarity, the first independent trade union in the Soviet sphere of influence.

    Two other names come to mind because there are so many small towns, counties and the like in the US named after them: Tadeusz Kościusko who fought in the US revolutionary war and was a contemporary of Thomas Jefferson. In his will he left money to free some of Jefferson's slaves, but the will went all the way to the Supreme Court and was rejected. Kasimierz Pułaski also fought in the revolutionary war.

    Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born author who moved to the UK. He didn't speak English until he was in his 20s then went on to write "Heart of Darkness" and "Lord Jim" among others, writing the originals in English.

    Czesław Miłosz won the 1980 Nobel Prize for literature.

    Kieślowski, who Penguin already mentioned was a brilliant film maker, who had a real feel for unique stories.

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  • 7 years ago

    Pope John Paul, Marie Curie - Skłodowska, Fryderik Chopin,

    Eminem, Lech Wałesa, Nicolas Copernicus, Agnieszka Radwańska,

    Roman Polański. Also, the Brand Max Factor was founded by a pole as well!

    You would never guess his name it's Max Factor!

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  • 7 years ago

    Lech walesa developed the solidarnosc movement which led Poland to democracy

    Pope John Paul second or Karol wojtila

    Frederic Chopin was a famous pianist and composer

    Adam Mickiewicz was a well knon and respected poet

    Some other poets were Julian tuwin, juliusz slowacki or jan kochanowski.

    The first king was mieszko 1 and the last king was tadeusz Kosciusko.

    Source(s): Just had an exam on this :)
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  • 7 years ago

    Pope John Paul ll

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  • 7 years ago

    Henryk Senkevich,Oginsky,Adam Mitskevich

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  • 4 years ago

    Pirogies and kielbasa Hors d'Oeuvres Smalec: - partially double fried lard. It is often spread over bread and served as an appetizer before dishes or while drinking beer! Jajecznica: - scrambled eggs with dill Œledzie w œmietanie: herring in sour cream Œliwka w boczku - Deep-fried plum in bacon Main course Baranina: roasted or grilled lamb - a traditional dish in the south and west of Poland Bigos: appetizing, seasoned sauerkraut "hunter" stew with various kinds of meats and sausages (see recipe above) Dziczyzna: wild game Eskalopki z cielęciny: veal in the blanket Fasolka po bretonsku: cheap bean and sausage stew Gołąbki: "little pigeons" - cabbage parcels, stuffed with mushrooms and meat Gołonka w piwie: pork knuckle, sometimes in beer sauce, often served with horseradish sauce Kotlet schabowy: breaded pork cutlet Kłopsiki: meatloaf stuffed with eggs Kaczka na jabłkach: baked duck in apple Karp po żydowsku: carp in a green sauce Kiełbasa: Sausages are very tasty in Poland, they go well with ogórek kiszony (pickled gherkins) in combination with Polish beer, vodka and fresh air. Krokiet: deep-fried pieces of potatoes, rice or meat stuffed with spinach, cheese etc. Kurczak de volaille: Chicken steaks filled with mushrooms, spread with butter and covered with breadcrumbs Łosoś: salmon, often boiled in a dill sauce Pierogi: small white dumplings larger than ravioli filled with meat, potatoes, cheese, mushrooms, or strawberries Polędwiczki wołowe: beef tenderloin often with mushroom sauce Pstrąg: trout, sometimes flambé Ozór wołowy: soft steamed beef tongues Sandacz: perch Szaszłik: chunks of meat grilled on a spit Sztuka mięsa w sosie chrzanowym: cooked chunk of beef in horseradish sauce Wątróbki drobiowe: chicken liver with mushrooms Zrazy zawijane: rolled fillets of hashed veal in a spicy sauce Żeberka w miodzie: spare pork ribs in honey Side Dishes Kopytka - hoof-shaped dumplings Kluski śląskie - Silesian dumplings Kasza gryczana - buckwheat groats Placki kartoflane - potato pancakes Sweet Deserts Faworki - pastry twists Galaretka - sweet jelly Makowiec - sweet poppy cake Naleœniki - omelettes stuffed with meat and many more things like jam, fruit, etc. very similar to crepes Pączki - doughnuts Sernik - cheese cake

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