Known Unknowns

The “Known Unknowns” project introduces the profiles of Poles and people of Polish origin, who became world famous for their achievements, however, are rarely associated with Poland.

Aviation

Stefan Drzewiecki

Stefan Drzewiecki

pioneer of submarine navigation and aviation

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Chemistry

Construction

Ethnology and anthropology

Julian Talko-Hryncewicz

Julian Talko-Hryncewicz

doctor, scientist and researcher of Siberia

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Karol Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński

Karol Stefan Szolc-Rogoziński

traveller, discoverer, explorer of Cameroon

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Geology

Benedykt Dybowski

Benedykt Dybowski

discoverer of the mysteries of Baikal

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Paweł Edmund Strzelecki

Paweł Edmund Strzelecki

the first Pole who travelled around the world for scientific purposes

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Industry

Mathematics

Stanisław Zaremba

Stanisław Zaremba

mathematician with extraordinary achievements

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Stefan Banach

Stefan Banach

world-class scientist, founder of the Lwów School of Mathematics

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Medicine

Maria Zakrzewska

Maria Zakrzewska

pioneer of women’s health care

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Missionary activity

Nature

Ferdynand Karo

Ferdynand Karo

pharmacist, botanist and his Siberian peregrinations

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Philisophy

Emil Meyerson

Emil Meyerson

the forgotten giant of the philosophy of science

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Photography

Kazimierz Romuald Nowak

Kazimierz Romuald Nowak

traveller, pioneer of Polish reportage

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