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List of notable or famous chemists from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top chemists born in Poland and even some popular chemists who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish chemists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These chemists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known chemist from Poland is included when available.

List is made up of people like Marie Curie and Stephanie Kwolek.

This historic chemists from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish chemists of note?" and "Who are the most famous chemists from Poland?" These prominent chemists of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish chemists.

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Bogumił Brzezinski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Chemists from Poland
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Bogumił Brzezinski


Bogumił Kazimierz Brzezinski is a Polish chemist, Professor of chemistry science who specialises in the field of infrared spectroscopy, hydrogen bonds. Co-worker of Prof. Georg Zundel. He is co-author of nearly 400 original scientific publications. ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Poland

Profession: Chemist


The Burzynski Clinic is a medical clinic in Texas, United States founded in 1976 and offering unproven cancer treatment. It is best known for the controversial "antineoplaston therapy", a chemotherapy using compounds it calls antineoplastons, devised by the clinic's founder Stanislaw Burzynski in ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Second Polish Republic, Lublin

Profession: Chemist, Physician

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Casimir Funk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Chemists from Poland
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Kazimierz Funk, commonly anglicized as Casimir Funk, was a Polish biochemist, generally credited with being among the first to formulate the concept of vitamins, which he called "vital amines" or "vitamines". Umetaro Suzuki had in 1910 succeeded in extracting a water-soluble complex of ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1884-1967)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Europe, Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Central Europe, + more

Profession: Biochemist, Chemist

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Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Chemists from Poland
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Antoni Ferdynand Ossendowski was a Polish writer, journalist, traveler, globetrotter, explorer, anti-communist, university professor, a member of the French Academy, political activist. He is best known for his books about Lenin and the Russian Civil War, a war in which he took part. ...more

Age: Died at 69 (1876-1945)

Birthplace: Ludza, Latvia

Profession: Journalist, Physicist, Chemist, Novelist, Ethnographer, + more

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