Maksymilian Faktorowicz

The Man Who Redefined Beauty


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Max Factor is one of the biggest companies in the business of cosmetics, a true empire, yet few people know the story of its founder.

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Mikołaj Kopernik (Nicolaus Copernicus)

The Man Who Revolutionised Science



Since he was primarily an astronomer, people tend to forget he was a true polymath. Copernicus not only revolutionised the way our solar system was perceived back in the 15th century, but on a daily basis served the episcopate of Warmia (a province located in north-east Poland). Furthermore, he was the communities primary canon and medic. Let me introduce you to Nicolaus Copernicus, one of the all-time greats in the field of science.

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Jacek Karpiński

The IT Genius Who Farmed Pigs



People who know what this man was capable of wonder till the present day had things turned out differently would Poland now have been an IT pioneer, with Jacek Karpiński alongside Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, regarded as the most-talented and successful computer entrepreneur. If it hadn’t been for the communist system, these assumptions could well be facts. Meet Jacek Karpiński, the unfulfilled genius.

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Karol Wojtyła / Pope John Paul II

The Millennial Pope



So far John Paul II has been the first and the only pope descending from Poland. His pontificate, which lasted, is the third longest one on the record. However, what makes it significant is not just its length, but also what was achieved during its time. Arguably, what contributed to John Paul II becoming one of the most influential and well-recognized Popes of all time, was not only his skill to communicate and work well with various world leaders, but also his ability to fulfill his apostolic duty in an era when faith is very often abandoned by the young generation.

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Krzysztof Kieślowski

A Philosopher Making Movies


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Krzysztof Kieślowski was a Polish actor, screenwriter, but most importantly a famous movie director. His movies were engaging with quite challenging moral and philosophical topics. Throughout his career he was twice nominated to win an Oscar  and gathered 40 other awards  including one from European  Film Academy for the best European movie in 1988.

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Fryderyk Chopin

A Musician Deprived of His Own Motherland



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Fryderyk Chopin is considered one of the greatest composers of all time, a person so gifted, that his first compositions were published when he was just 7 and at the age 15 he played for the czar Alexander I of Russia. His works have been performed all over the world at famous concert halls by numerous outstanding pianists.

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