Presentation on theme: "Famous people from Poland. Frederick Chopin Nicolaus Copernicus Casimir III the Great Pope John Paul II Vislava Shimborska Roman Polanski Henryk Sienkiewicz."— Presentation transcript:
Famous people from Poland
Frederick Chopin Nicolaus Copernicus Casimir III the Great Pope John Paul II Vislava Shimborska Roman Polanski Henryk Sienkiewicz
C ASIMIR III THE G REAT Casimir is the only Polish king who both received and kept the title of Great in Polish history. When he received the crown, his hold on it was in danger, as even his neighbours did not recognise his title and instead called him "king of Kraków". The economy was ruined, and the country was depopulated and exhausted by war. Upon his death, he left a country doubled in size, prosperous, wealthy and with great prospects for the future. Casimir the Great built many new castles, reformed the Polish army and Polish civil and criminal law. That gained for him the title of "the Polish Justinian. original majestic stamp of king Casimir III the Great
The Venerable Pope John Paul II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), reigned as Supreme Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April His was the second-longest documented pontificate - only Pope Pius IX served longer. He has been the only Slavic or Polish Pope to date, and was the first non-Italian Pope since Dutch Pope Adrian VI in 1522.
Vislava Shimborska is a Polish poet, translator and eseistka. Her poetic style is based on the traditions of the 20 th century poetry and humanism. However, it is separated from the fashionable philosophical, artistic and cultural trends. And poems are filled with irony, paradox and jokes. In 1996 she received the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz, also known as "Litwos" (May 5, 1846 – November 15, 1916) was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize- winning novelist. A Polish noble of the Oszyk coat of arms, he was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer. Quo Vadis Regarded as "The Patriot Novelist of Poland", he is perhaps best known for the widely translated and several times filmed epic historical novel Quo Vadis? (1896).
He is an Academy Award winning film director, writer, actor and producer. He started making first movies during his study at the film school in Lodz, Poland, which gained him considerable recognition. In these first years of his career he was considered a brilliant person on the verge of genius.. Best-known for films such as "Chinatown" ( 1974 ), "Tess" ( 1979 ), "Rosemary's Baby" (1986), and "The Pianist" (2002), he established himself as a major Polish filmmaker.