READ Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni

Reference
140 items

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

List of famous alumni from University of Warsaw, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Warsaw include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Warsaw alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Warsaw 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 University of Warsaw.

This is a list that features graduates like Frédéric Chopin and Jerzy Skolimowski.

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

1
Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Pianist, Composer Fryderyk Chopin is a film score composer.

2
Irena Sendler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Nurse, Social Worker Irena Sendler was a Polish nurse and social worker who served in the Polish Underground in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II, and was head of the children's section of Żegota, the ...more

3
Joseph Rotblat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Sir Joseph Rotblat KCMG CBE FRS was a Polish physicist, a self-described "Pole with a British passport". Rotblat was the only physicist to leave the Manhattan Project on the grounds of ...more

4
Jerzy Andrzejewski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer Jerzy Andrzejewski was a prolific Polish author. His novels, Ashes and Diamonds, and Holy Week, have been made into film adaptations by the Oscar-winning Polish director Andrzej Wajda. Holy Week ...more

5
Tadeusz Borowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Journalist, Writer Tadeusz Borowski was a Polish writer and journalist. His wartime poetry and stories dealing with his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz are recognized as classics of Polish literature and ...more

6
Menachem Begin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician Menachem Begin was an Israeli politician, founder of Likud and the sixth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Before the creation of the state of Israel, he was the leader of the Zionist ...more

7
Yitzhak Shamir is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician, Rebel Yitzhak Shamir (help·info) (Hebrew: יצחק שמיר‎, born Icchak Jaziernicki; 15 October 1915 - 30 June 2012) was a former Israeli politician, the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, in 1983–84 ...more

8
Adam Przeworski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Political scientist Adam Przeworski is a Polish-American professor of Political Science. One of the main important theorists and analysers of democratic societies, theory of democracy and political economy, he is ...more

9
Leonid Hurwicz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Economist Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz was a Polish-American economist and mathematician, born in Moscow. He originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which show how desired outcomes are ...more

10
Bolesław Prus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author Bolesław Prus, born Aleksander Głowacki, is a leading figure in the history of Polish literature and philosophy and a distinctive voice in world literature. As a 15-year-old he joined the Polish ...more

11
Ludwik Dorn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Sociologist, Politician Ludwik Dorn is a Polish conservative politician, former Deputy Prime Minister and member of Sejm elected on November 5, 2007.

12
Robert Kowalski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Computer scientist Robert Anthony "Bob" Kowalski is a logician and computer scientist, who has spent most of his career in the United Kingdom.

13
Longin Pastusiak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Historian, Author Longin Hieronim Pastusiak is a Polish politician and historian.

14
Antoni Zygmund is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Antoni Zygmund was a Polish mathematician. He is considered one of the greatest analysts of the 20th century. His main area of interest was harmonic analysis.

15
Jan Baudouin de Courtenay is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Jan Niecisław Ignacy Baudouin de Courtenay was a Polish linguist and Slavist, best known for his theory of the phoneme and phonetic alternations. For most of his life Baudouin de Courtenay ...more

16
Alfred Tarski is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician, Logician, Philosopher Alfred Tarski was a Polish logician, mathematician and philosopher. Educated at the University of Warsaw and a member of the Lwów–Warsaw school of logic and the Warsaw school of ...more

17
Henryk Sienkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Writer Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz was a Polish journalist, Nobel Prize-winning novelist, and philanthropist. He is best remembered for his historical novels. Born into an impoverished ...more

18
Bohdan Paczyński is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Astronomer Bohdan Paczyński or Bohdan Paczynski was a Polish astronomer, a scientist in theory of the evolution of stars, accretion discs and gamma ray bursts. Paczyński was born February 8, 1940, in ...more

19
Paul Kletzki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Conductor, Teacher Paul Kletzki was a Polish conductor and composer. Born Paweł Klecki in Łódź, Poland, he later adopted the German spelling Paul Kletzki. He joined its Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of ...more

20
Henryk Iwaniec is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Henryk Iwaniec is a Polish American mathematician, and since 1987 a professor at Rutgers University.

21
Jerzy Neyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician, Statistician Jerzy Neyman ForMemRS, born Jerzy Spława-Neyman, was a Polish mathematician and statistician who spent the first part of his professional career in various institutions in Warsaw, Poland, and ...more

22
Samuel Eilenberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Samuel Eilenberg was a Polish-born American mathematician.

23
Wanda Wasilewska is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Writer Wanda Wasilewska was a Polish and Soviet novelist and communist political activist who played an important role in the creation of a Polish division of the Soviet Red Army during World War II ...more

24
Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Theatre Director, Poet, Journalist Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski is a Polish aesthetician, theatre critic, literary critic, poet and publicist. Son of the writer Andrzej Kijowski. From 1976 to 1989 participated in the democratic ...more

25
Ryszard Kapuściński is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Journalist, Writer Ryszard Kapuściński was a Polish reporter, journalist, traveller, photographer, poet and writer whose dispatches in book form brought him a global reputation. Widely considered a serious ...more

26
Janusz Korwin-Mikke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician Janusz Ryszard Korwin-Mikke is an ultra right-wing Polish political commentator, the creator of a Polish liberal political party Coalition for the Renewal of the Republic - Freedom and Hope and ...more

27
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Poet, Soldier Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, was a Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets of whom many perished ...more

28
Krzysztof Piesiewicz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician, Screenwriter, Writer Krzysztof Marek Piesiewicz is a Polish lawyer, screenwriter, and politician, who is currently a member of the Polish Parliament and head of the Ruch Społeczny or Social Movement Party. ...more

29
Krzysztof Zanussi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
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

30
Edward Redliński is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Edward Redliński Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer Edward Redliński is a Polish novelist, publicist and dramatist. Redliński studied geodesy and cartography at the Warsaw University of Technology, and at the College of Journalism at Warsaw ...more

31
Julian Tuwim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Translator Julian Tuwim, known also under the pseudonym "Oldlen" when writing song lyrics, was a Polish poet of Jewish descent, born in Łódź, Congress Poland. He was educated in ...more

32
Bronisław Geremek is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician, Historian Professor Bronisław Geremek was a Polish social historian and politician.

33
Adam Michnik is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Editor, Journalist Adam Michnik is a Polish historian, essayist, former dissident, public intellectual, and the editor-in-chief of Poland's largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. Brought up in a family of committed ...more

34
Leszek Kołakowski is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Professor, Historian of Philosophy and Religion, Philosopher Leszek Kołakowski was a Polish philosopher and historian of ideas. He is best known for his critical analyses of Marxist thought, especially his three-volume history, Main Currents of Marxism. ...more

35
Jan Karski is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Diplomat, Professor, Lecturer Jan Karski was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western ...more

36
Zygmunt Bauman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Zygmunt Bauman is a Polish sociologist. He has resided in England since 1971 after being driven out of Poland by an anti-semitic campaign engineered by the Communist government. Professor ...more

37
Krystyna Kuperberg is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Krystyna M. Kuperberg is a Polish-American mathematician who currently works as a professor of mathematics at Auburn University and is the former Alumni Professor of Mathematics there. Her ...more

38
Đuro Kurepa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Đuro Kurepa was a Yugoslav mathematician. Throughout his life, Kurepa published over 700 articles, books, papers, and reviews and over 1,000 scientific reviews. He lectured at universities ...more

39
Andrzej Ehrenfeucht is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Andrzej Ehrenfeucht is a Polish American mathematician and computer scientist. He formulated the Ehrenfeucht–Fraïssé game, using the back-and-forth method given by Roland ...more

40
Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin Mathematician Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin was a Russian mathematician. He was born in Tula and attended Lomonosov University, studying mathematics and physics there from 1865 to 1869. His advisor was Nikolai ...more

41
Alpha Oumar Konaré is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician, Professor Alpha Oumar Konaré was the President of Mali for two five-year terms, and was Chairperson of the African Union Commission from 2003 to 2008.

42
Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Rafał A. Ziemkiewicz Rafał Aleksander Ziemkiewicz is a Polish political fiction and science fiction author and journalist.

43
Jerzy Giedroyc is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Writer Jerzy Władysław Giedroyc was a Polish writer and political activist.

44
Roman Dmowski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Statesman, Politician Roman Stanisław Dmowski was a Polish politician, statesman, and co-founder and chief ideologue of the right-wing National Democracy political movement. He saw the aggressive Germanization of ...more

45
Bronisław Kaper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Film Score Composer, Arranger, Songwriter Bronisław Kaper was a Polish film composer who scored films and musical theater in Germany, France, and the USA. The American immigration authorities misspelled his name as Bronislau Kaper. He ...more

46
Witold Lutosławski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Film Score Composer, Composer Witold Roman Lutosławski was a Polish composer and orchestral conductor. He was one of the major European composers of the 20th century, and one of the preeminent Polish musicians during his ...more

47
Andrzej Schinzel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Mathematician Andrzej Bobola Maria Schinzel is a Polish mathematician, studying mainly number theory.

48
Jerzy Skolimowski is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Film Art Director, Painter, Film Producer Jerzy Skolimowski is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films ...more

49
Jarosław Kaczyński is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jarosław Aleksander Kaczyński, which he cofounded in 2001. He has been the leader of the opposition since the 2007 elections. He has a Doctor of Law degree. He is the identical twin brother of ...more

50
Janusz Korczak is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Warsaw Alumni
Educator, Pediatrician, Writer Janusz Korczak, the pen name of Henryk Goldszmit, was a Polish-Jewish educator, children's author, and pediatrician known as Pan Doktor or Stary Doktor. After spending many years working as ...more