The Great Poles Bolesławiec Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1
The "Great Poles" chapter tells about our national heroes.
We decided to introduce you a few great Poles.
We created a PowerPoint presentation about that.
Pope John Paul II (1920 -2005)
The Venerable Pope John Paul II - Jan Paweł II, born Karol Józef Wojtyła – 2 April 2005 served as Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death over 26 years later.
Lech Wałęsa - is a Polish politician and trade-union and human-rights activist. A charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland 1990−95.
Tadeusz Kościuszko (February 4, 1746 – October 15, 1817) was a Polish-Lithuanian general and military leader during the Kościuszko Uprising. He is a national hero in Poland, Lithuania, the United States and Belarus. He led the 1794 Kościuszko Uprising against Imperial Russia and the Kingdom of Prussia as Supreme Commander of the National Armed Force .
- 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology, which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
Henryk Sienkiewicz - was a Polish journalist and Nobel Prize-winning novelist. He was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, and received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1905 for his "outstanding merits as an epic writer."
Janusz Kusociński (born January 15, 1907 in Warsaw – June 21, 1940 in Palmiry) was a Polish athlete, winner in the 10000 m event at the 1932 Summer Olympics.
Jan Matejko, was a Polish painter known for paintings of notable historical Polish political and military events. His most famous works include oil on canvas paintings like Battle of Grunwald, paintings of numerous other battles and court scenes.