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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Jagiellonian University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Jagiellonian University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Jagiellonian University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Jagiellonian University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Jagiellonian University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Jagiellonian University.

List is made up of many different graduates, including Pope John Paul II and Nicolaus Copernicus.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Jagiellonian University?” and “Which celebrities are Jagiellonian University alumni?”

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Pope John Paul II is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Pope John Paul II Priest, Writer, Philosopher Pope Saint John Paul II born Karol Józef Wojtyła was a Roman Catholic priest, bishop, and Cardinal who eventually rose to become Pope. He was elected by the second Papal conclave of 1978, ...more

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Nicolaus Copernicus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Nicolaus Copernicus Mathematician, Diplomat, Physician Nicolaus Copernicus was a Renaissance mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at its center. The publication of this model ...more

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Paulo Szot is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Paulo Szot Actor, Singer Paulo Szot is a Polish-Brazilian operatic baritone singer and actor. He made his opera debut in 1997 and his international career has included performances with the Metropolitan Opera. In 2008, ...more

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Andrzej Kijowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Andrzej Kijowski Theatre Director, Screenwriter, Writer Andrzej Kijowski was a Polish literary critic, essayist, prose and screenwriter. His son is poet and critic Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski. Kijowski, Sr. wrote for such publications as Przegląd ...more

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Stanisław Lem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Stanisław Lem Futurist, Poet, Novelist Stanisław Lem was a Polish writer of science fiction, philosophy and satire. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 45 million copies. From the 1950s to 2000s he ...more

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Karol Olszewski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Karol Olszewski Mathematician, Physicist, Chemist Karol Stanisław Olszewski was a Polish chemist, mathematician and physicist.

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Artur Ekert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Artur Ekert Physicist, Teacher Artur Ekert is a Professor of Quantum Physics at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, and a Lee Kong Chian Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore and also the ...more

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Edward Kofler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Edward Kofler Mathematician, Scientist Edward Kofler was a mathematician who made important contributions to game theory and fuzzy logic by working out the theory of linear partial information. He was born in Brzeżany, ...more

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Zbigniew Herbert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Zbigniew Herbert Poet, Author, Essayist Zbigniew Herbert was a Polish poet, essayist, drama writer and moralist. A member of the Polish resistance movement, Home Army, during World War II, he is one of the best known and the most ...more

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Adam Zagajewski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Adam Zagajewski Poet, Novelist, Essayist Adam Zagajewski is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.

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Albert Brudzewski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Albert Brudzewski Mathematician, Diplomat, Astronomer Albert Brudzewski, also Albert Blar, Albert of Brudzewo or Wojciech Brudzewski was a Polish astronomer, mathematician, philosopher and diplomat.

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Bronisław Malinowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Bronisław Malinowski Bronisław Kasper Malinowski was a Polish anthropologist, one of the most important 20th-century anthropologists. He has been also referred to as a sociologist and ethnographer. From 1910, ...more

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Hugo Kołłątaj is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Hugo Kołłątaj Philosopher Hugo Stumberg Kołłątaj was a Polish Roman Catholic priest, social and political activist, political thinker, historian and philosopher. He is seen as one of the most prominent figures of the ...more

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Ivo Andrić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Ivo Andrić Diplomat, Novelist, Writer Ivan "Ivo" Andrić was a Yugoslav novelist, short story writer, and the 1961 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. His writings dealt mainly with life in his native Bosnia under the

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Jan Kochanowski is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jan Kochanowski Poet, Writer Jan Kochanowski was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polish literary language. He is commonly regarded as the greatest Polish poet ...more

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Krzysztof Zanussi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Krzysztof Zanussi Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter Krzysztof Zanussi, is a Polish film and theatre director, producer and screenwriter. He is a professor of European film at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland where he conducts ...more

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Carl Menger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Carl Menger Author, Economist Carl Menger was the founder of the Austrian School of economics. Menger contributed to the development of the theory of marginalism, which rejected the cost-of-production theories of value, such ...more

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Norman Davies is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Norman Davies Historian, Professor Ivor Norman Richard Davies FBA, FRHistS is a British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. He is widely regarded as one of the ...more

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Jan Buzek is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jan Buzek Politician, Physician Dr. Jan Jerzy Buzek was a Polish physician, activist and politician from the region of Zaolzie, Czechoslovakia. Buzek was born in Końska as a son of a peasant. He graduated from primary school ...more

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Steven Zaloga is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Steven Zaloga Historian Steven J. Zaloga is an American historian, defense consultant, and an author on military technology. He received a bachelor's degree cum laude at Union College and a masters degree at Columbia ...more

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Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński Journalist, Physician Tadeusz Kamil Marcjan Żeleński was a Polish stage writer, poet, critic above all, and translator of over 100 French literary classics into Polish. He was a pediatrician and gynecologist by ...more

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Krzysztof Penderecki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Krzysztof Penderecki Conductor, Film Score Composer, Composer Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki is a Polish composer and conductor. The Guardian has called him Poland's greatest living composer. Among his best known works are his Threnody to the Victims of ...more

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Władysław Masłowski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Władysław Masłowski Journalist Wladyslaw Maslowski was a Polish journalist and a press researcher. He was a founder and editor-in-chief of the underground weekly, Mala Polska, which was instrumental in helping to organize the ...more

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Leon Schiller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Leon Schiller Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Composer Leon Schiller or Leon Schiller de Schildenfeld was a Polish theatre and film director, as well as critic and theatre theoretician. He also wrote theatre and radio screenplays and composed music. ...more

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Wisława Szymborska is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Wisława Szymborska Poet, Essayist, Translator Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she ...more

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Albert Wojciech Adamkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Albert Wojciech Adamkiewicz Physician Albert Wojciech Adamkiewicz was a Polish-Jewish pathologist born in Żerków. In 1873 he earned his medical doctorate from the University of Breslau, where he was a student-assistant to ...more

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Leopold Infeld is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Leopold Infeld Physicist Leopold Infeld was a Polish physicist who worked mainly in Poland and Canada. He was a Rockefeller fellow at Cambridge University and a member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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Wacław Sierpiński is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Wacław Sierpiński Mathematician Wacław Franciszek Sierpiński was a Polish mathematician. He was known for outstanding contributions to set theory, number theory, theory of functions and topology. He published over 700 papers ...more

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Marcin Wadowita is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Marcin Wadowita Marcin Wadowita was a Polish priest, theologian, professor and the Deputy Chancellor of the Jagiellonian University. He was born in Wadowice. He later funded several buildings there. He studied ...more

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Poldek Pfefferberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Poldek Pfefferberg Teacher Leopold "Poldek" Pfefferberg, also known as Leopold Page, was a Polish-American Holocaust survivor who inspired the Australian writer Thomas Keneally to write the Booker prize-winning ...more

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Lucjan Malinowski is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Lucjan Malinowski Lucjan Feliks Malinowski - Polish linguist, scientist a regional dialects of Silesia, traveller, professor of Jagiellonian University, from the 1887 principal Seminar Slavic languages. He ...more

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Tadeusz Konwicki is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Tadeusz Konwicki Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer Tadeusz Konwicki was a Polish writer and film director, a member of the Polish Language Council.

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Józef Tischner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Józef Tischner Writer, Philosopher Józef Stanisław Tischner was an eminent Polish priest and philosopher. The first chaplain of the trade union, "Solidarity", he was an exceptional moral authority and one of the ...more

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Jan Długosz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jan Długosz Soldier, Diplomat, Priesthood Jan Długosz, also known as Ioannes, Joannes, or Johannes Longinus or Dlugossius, was a Polish priest, chronicler, diplomat, soldier, and secretary to Bishop Zbigniew Oleśnicki of Kraków.

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Włodzimierz Stożek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Włodzimierz Stożek Mathematician Włodzimierz Stożek was a Polish mathematician of the Lwów School of Mathematics. Head of the Mathematics Faculty on the Lwów University of Technology. He was arrested and ...more

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Francysk Skaryna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Francysk Skaryna Francysk Skaryna was a Belarusian humanist, physician, translator and one of the first book printers in Eastern Europe, laying the groundwork for the development of the Belarusian language.

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Marcin Świetlicki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Marcin Świetlicki Poet, Journalist, Actor Marcin Świetlicki is a Polish poet, writer, and musician. He lives and works in Kraków, Poland. Świetlicki was born in Piaski, near Lublin, Poland. He studied Polish Literature at the ...more

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Ivan Fyodorov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Ivan Fyodorov Ivan Fyodorov or Fedorovič was one of the fathers of Eastern Slavonic printing, he was the first printer in Russia and Ukraine, he was also a skilled cannon maker and the inventor of a ...more

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John Cantius is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
John Cantius Saint John Cantius was a Polish priest, scholastic philosopher, physicist and theologian. He is also known as John of Kanty or John of Kanti or John Kantius.

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John III Sobieski is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
John III Sobieski John III Sobieski, from 1674 until his death King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, was one of the most notable monarchs of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. Sobieski's 22-year reign was ...more

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Leo Sternbach is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Leo Sternbach Leo Henryk Sternbach was a Croatian-born Polish-American chemist who is credited with discovering benzodiazepines, the main class of tranquilizers.

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Roman Rybarski is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Roman Rybarski Politician, Economist Roman Franciszek Rybarski was a Polish economist and politician. He was the foremost economist of the right-wing National Democracy political camp and creator of its economic program. Rybarski ...more

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Zbigniew Seifert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Zbigniew Seifert Jazz Violinist Zbigniew Seifert was a Polish jazz violinist. Seifert was born in Kraków, Poland in 1946. He played alto saxophone early in his career and was strongly influenced by John Coltrane. He ...more

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Andrzej Bursa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Andrzej Bursa Writer Andrzej Bursa was a Polish poet and writer. Born in Kraków, he studied journalism, then Bulgarian at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 1954–1957 Bursa worked as a journalist ...more

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Yoram Gross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Yoram Gross Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Yoram Gross is an Australian producer of children’s and family entertainment. His company is best known for producing Blinky Bill and Dot and the Kangaroo.

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Charniele Herring is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Charniele Herring Lawyer Charniele L. Herring is an American politician. She has served in the Virginia House of Delegates since 2009, representing the 46th district, made up the city of Alexandria and part of Fairfax ...more

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Jerzy Jurka is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jerzy Jurka Jerzy Władysław Jurka was a Polish-American computational and molecular biologist. He served as the assistant director of research at the Linus Pauling Institute prior to founding the Genetic ...more

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Jan Trąbka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jan Trąbka Jan J. Trąbka was a full professor of neurological and computer sciences at the Jagiellonian University Medical College. He went to the Faculty of Medicine of the Kraków Academy of ...more

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Jan Drabina is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Jan Drabina Prof. Dr. Hab. Jan Drabina is Polish historian, professor at the Jagiellonian University. He graduated from the Jagiellonian University in 1964 and gained a Ph.D. from the University of Silesia ...more

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Ludwik Gross is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Jagiellonian University Alumni
Ludwik Gross Ludwik Gross was a Polish-American virologist who discovered two different tumor viruses, murine leukemia virus and mouse polyomavirus, capable of causing cancers in laboratory mice.