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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?”

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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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

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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