Famous Polish people

Who were these people of Polish origins? They were Polish by nationality or birth.
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Last updated: December 11, 2016
First submittedSeptember 12, 2012
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What field of activity are they famous for? What is/was their profession?
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Polish person
Profession or field of activity
Country of activity
Henryk Arctowski
exploration, geography, meteorology, oceanography
Antarctica
David Ben-Gurion
politics, president
Israel
Zbigniew Brzezinski
politics
USA
Fryderyk Chopin
music composition
Poland, France
Joseph Conrad
literature
UK
Nicolaus Copernicus
astronomy
Poland
Marie Curie
chemistry, physics
France
Johannes Hevelius
astronomy, brewery
Poland
Janusz Korczak
education, literature, medicine
Poland
John Paul II
religion, catholicism (pope)
Poland, Vatican, World
Jan Jonston
philosophy, natural science
Poland
Krzysztof Kieslowski
direction, cinema
Poland, France
Polish person
Profession or field of activity
Country of activity
Tadeusz Kosciuszko
military, general
Poland, USA
Stanislaw Lem
literature, fantasy
Poland
Pola Negri
acting in silent movies, cinema
USA
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
music, pianist
Poland, USA
Roman Polanski
direction, cinema
Poland, USA, France
Zbigniew Preisner
music composition
Poland, France, UK
Casimir Pulaski
military, general
Poland, USA
Arthur Rubinstein
music, pianist
Poland, Germany, USA
Albert Sabin
medicine (polio vaccine), doctor
USA
Pawel Edmund Strzelecki
exploration, geology
Poland, UK, N. America, Australia
Lech Wałęsa
politics, trade unions (solidarity), president
Poland
Ludwig Zamenhof
linguistics, esperanto, ophthalmology
Poland
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2012
Pedagogics seems awfully specific -- is anyone ever going to guess that?

But nice quiz!

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Level 63
Sep 21, 2013
I added new people and there are more then one possible word-answer for each of them.
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Level 18
May 2, 2016
Lech Wałęsa was a polish president add that
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Level 53
Mar 7, 2018
Maybe accept "prime minister" for ben gurion