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Famous Polish men and women www.poland.gov.pl
Magdalena Abakanowicz (born 1930) - sculptor, professor at the College of Fine Arts in Poznan, lecturer at the University of California. She has some 100 one-woman exhibitions to her name.
She has received many awards, including the Grand Culture Foundation Prize in 2001.
Adam Malysz (born 1977) - ski jumperAdam Malysz (born 1977) - ski jumper. In the 2000/2001 season he had a wide array of astounding victories
In Predazzo in 2003 he won both gold medals.
He won the World Cup in 2000/2001, 2001/2002, and 2002/2003.
He brought back two medals from the Olympics in Salt Lake City: a silver and a bronze.
Agnieszka Holland (born 1948) - film, theatre and television director.
She is a member of the European Film Academy and was nominated for an Oscar for ‘Bitter Harvest’
Her best known films are: ‘To Kill a Priest’ (1988), ‘Europa, Europa’ (1990, Golden Globe), ‘The Secret Garden’ (1994),
Andrzej Wajda (born 1926) - director, member of the ‘Immortal Circle’ of the French Academy of Fine Arts.
His best films are: ‘Canal’ 1957, won the Silver Palm award at Cannes, ‘Promised land’ 1974, nominated for an Oscar, won awards in Gdansk and Moscow
‘Man of Iron’ (1981, Golden Palm at Cannes)
In 1996 he was awarded the Silver Bear award in BerlinIn he was awarded the Silver Bear award in Berlin. In the German president awarded him the Great Cross of Merit.
Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004) - poet, prose writer, essayist, translator.
Nobel Prize -winner in 1980 and Polish Nike Prize -winner in 1998 for ‘The little wayside dog’.
His most important collections of poetry are: ‘Rescue’ 1945, ‘Daylight’ 1953, ‘A Treatise on Poetry,’ 1957, ‘The City Without a Name’ ‘That’ 2000
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) - pianist and the greatest Polish composer.
Spent most of his life abroad, amongst other places, in France.
He wrote his works especially for the piano, including concerts, sonatas, etudes, preludes, polonaises, mazurkas and waltzes.
His works had an enormous influence on the music of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) - renowned astronomer.
He studied in Torun, Cracow and then in Bologna, Padova and Ferrara, where he earned a doctorate in canonical law.
As the first in modern times he developed a heliocentric theory of the Solar System.
He published his discoveries in the year of his death in the work ‘On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres’
Krzysztof Kieslowski (1941-1996) - film director and script writer.
‘Ten Commandments I - X’ made in marked his permanent position in the film world (FIPRESCI award).
He had similar successes with ‘The double life of Veronique’ 1991,
‘Three Colours: Blue’ won the Golden Lion in Venice, ‘Three Colours: White’ Silver Bear in Berlin and ‘Three Colours: Red’ nominated for an Oscar)
He won dozens of awards and distinctions for his work in film, for example the ‘Felix’ from the European Film Academy
Marek Kaminski (born 1964) - traveller, in 1995 he was the first person to reach both poles: the North Pole on 23rd May 1995 and the South Pole on 27 Dec
Roman Polanski (born 1935) - actor, director, script writer, graduate of the Łódź Film School.
‘Knife in Water’1962, Oscar nomination, FIPRESCI at Venice, Grand Prix at Prades
‘Rosemary’s Baby’ 1968 Oscar nomination, ‘Chinatown’ 1974, Golden Globe in Hollywood,
‘Tess’ 1980, Caesar Award for film and director,
‘Pirates’ 1986, ‘Frantic’ 1988, ‘The Pianist’ 2001, Golden Palm at Cannes.
He has been a member of the French Academy of Fine Arts since 1999.
Robert Korzeniowski (born 1968) - athleteRobert Korzeniowski (born 1968) - athlete. Twice Olympic 50 km walking champion, in 1996 and 2000, and 20 km champion in 2000.
Twice world 50 km walking champion (1997, 2001)Twice world 50 km walking champion (1997, 2001). A Council of Europe ambassador for tolerance and fair play.
Wislawa Szymborska (born 1923) - poet and literary critic.
Awarded Nobel Prize for literature in 1996
In 2001 she became an honorary member of the American Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, the most important American distinction awarded to renowned artists.
Her most important collections of verses are: ‘View of a Grain of Sand’ 1996, ‘Beginning and End’ and ‘A Hundred Verses, a Hundred Joys’ 1997
Aleksander Wolszczan (born 1946) - astronomer.
He is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Toruń University.
In he was the first to prove the existence of a planetary system in the Universe outside of our solar system.
John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła (1920-2005)
He was the first in the history of the Church to hold prayer meetings with all religions.
He opened up dialogue with the Jews.
He was on more than 200 foreign trips, several times to Poland.
This presentation is about Andrzej Wajda- famous Polish film director!
Andrzej Wajda Famous Polish film and theatrical director.
The Music of Chopin By: Mr. Emerlindo C. Matienzo Marikina High School.
Robert Korzeniowski Excellent Polish race walker, I think recently the best Polish sportsman.
Michał Ciuk. Roman Polanski is one of the best polish film Directores. He made lots of films,for example.
Wislawa Szymborska. She was born in Kornik in Western Poland on 2 July Since 1931 she has been living in Krakow,where during she studied.
The birth of a genius.
A quiz about Poland Good luck Holland!. Level I 1. Which one is the flag of Poland? a.b.b.c.c.
Famous people from Poland
The Chinese have named years after animals for thousands of years. In fact, the Chinese zodiac system is extremely complex, based on an ancient agricultural.
COMENIUS project,,One but not the same. Our school Primary School number 3 in Żory Our school was founded in There are about 470 students (ages.
Piotr Gruszka by Aleksandra Nowak. Piotr Gruszka Piotr Gruszka (born 8th March 1977 in Oświęcim) – a Polish volleyball player in a national team since.
MIKOŁAJ KOPERNIK Polish astronomer, mathematician, lawyer, classic scholar, economist, strategist, physician and astrologer.
Famous Poles Presentation by Polish Participants Sopot 2011 English Unlimited Discover the World Anew Project 2010/2011.
Karol Wojtyła was born in Wadowice on 18 May His parents were Emilia Kaczorowska and Karol Wojtyła. He had a brother Edmund and a sister Olga.
Our country is situated in central Europe. Poland has 7 neibours. In southern Poland we have mountains an in northern- sea. In our contry we have a lot.
FAMOUS ABORIGINAL RUNNER Born in Mackay in Queensland Cathys stepfather coached her until 1989 She won her first gold medal at a school athletics championship.
Capital: Warsaw President: Bronisław Komorowski Anthem: Mazurek Dąbrowskiego Population: Teritory: km2 Entry to UE 1st may 2004.
(ur. 4 June 1952 in Obornikach Śląskich) Polish politician, a trained historian, on August 6, 2010 President of the Polish Republic.
In this presentation we will show Polish people, who had and still have a great impact on the image of Poland.
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