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Warsaw, Poland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.um.warszawa.pl/

Population:
1,676,600 (2004 estimate)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Warsaw University
1816

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Marie Curie
Chemist
7-Nov-1867 4-Jul-1934 Early nuclear chemist
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Samuel Goldwyn
Film/TV Producer
17-Aug-1882 31-Jan-1974 Put the G in MGM
Mack Gordon
Composer
21-Jun-1904 28-Feb-1959 Chattanooga Choo Choo
Agnieszka Holland
Film Director
28-Nov-1948   Europa, Europa
Lech Kaczynski
Head of State
18-Jun-1949 10-Apr-2010 President of Poland, 2005-10
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Film Director
27-Jun-1941 13-Mar-1996 Trois Couleurs
Ryszard Kuklinski
Spy
13-Jun-1930 10-Feb-2004 Polish Cold War era spy who worked with CIA
Wanda Landowska
Musician
5-Jul-1879 16-Aug-1959 Harpsichord virtuoso
Witold Lutoslawski
Composer
25-Jan-1913 7-Feb-1994 Aleatoric composer
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Osip Mandelshtam
Poet
1891 27-Dec-1938 Acmeist Russian poet
Adam Michnik
Activist
17-Oct-1946   Gazeta Wyborcza
Nicholas A. Rey
Business
23-Jan-1938 14-Jan-2009 US Ambassador to Poland, 1993-97
Lyda Roberti
Actor
20-May-1906 12-Mar-1938 Million Dollar Legs
John Shalikashvili
Military
27-Jun-1936 23-Jul-2011 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1993-97
Waclaw Sierpinski
Mathematician
14-Mar-1882 21-Oct-1969 Sierpinski's gasket
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
Aldona Wos
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Estonia, 2004-06
Krzysztof Zanussi
Film Director
17-Jun-1939   A Year of the Quiet Sun

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Augustus II
Royalty
12-May-1670 1-Feb-1733 King of Poland, Elector of Saxony
Zdzislaw Beksinski
Painter
24-Feb-1929 22-Feb-2005 Fantastic-Realist Painter
Tadeusz Borowski
Author
12-Nov-1922 1-Jul-1951 This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen
Paul Erdos
Mathematician
26-Mar-1913 20-Sep-1996 Loved only numbers
Wladyslaw Gomulka
Head of State
6-Feb-1905 1-Sep-1982 Head of Polish Communists, 1956-70
Krzysztof Kieslowski
Film Director
27-Jun-1941 13-Mar-1996 Trois Couleurs
Witold Lutoslawski
Composer
25-Jan-1913 7-Feb-1994 Aleatoric composer
Wladyslaw Reymont
Author
7-May-1867 5-Dec-1925 The Peasants
Waclaw Sierpinski
Mathematician
14-Mar-1882 21-Oct-1969 Sierpinski's gasket
Georgy Voronoy
Mathematician
28-Apr-1868 20-Nov-1908 Voronoi diagram



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