Polish History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 360

  • 1815-11-27 City of Kraków (Poland) declared a free republic state by the Congress of Vienna
  • 1815-11-27 Adoption of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland
  • 1830-11-29 November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.
  • 1831-02-20 Polish revolutionaries defeat Russians in battle of Growchow
  • 1832-02-26 Polish constitution abolished/replaced by Tsar Nicholas I
  • 1846-02-23 Polish revolutionaries march on Kraków, but are defeated
  • 1851-03-07 Poll tax levied on Russo-Polish Jews entering Austrian Galicia ends
  • 1861-02-27 Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw
  • 1863-01-10 January uprising begins in Poland
  • 1863-01-19 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
  • 1883-01-13 Fire in Circus Ferroni in Berditschoft, Poland, kills 430
  • 1893-05-27 Audath Yisroel forms at Kattowitz (Katowice) Poland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-06-05 Emperor Wilhelm II responds to growing demands from Polish and other Slavic peoples living within German territory by calling for more 'Germanization' of the slavs

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 1902-06-13 Prussian Upper house gives 350 million marks to Poland
  • 1905-10-20 Russian Tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish
  • 1906-04-05 St Pius X encyclical "On the Mariavites or Mystic Priests of Poland"
  • 1906-06-14 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
  • 1908-09-09 Russia takes part of Poland
  • 1913-11-26 Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers
  • 1914-08-11 Jews are expelled from Mitchenick, Poland
  • 1914-10-06 The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia
  • 1914-12-17 Austrian troops beat Russians in Limanova Poland
  • 1915-06-03 Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
  • 1916-11-05 Emperors Wilhelm II (Germany) and Franz Jozef I (Austria-Hungary) establish the kingdom of Poland
  • 1918-11-03 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
  • 1918-11-06 Republic of Poland proclaimed
  • 1918-11-10 Independence of Poland proclaimed by Józef Pilsudski
  • 1918-11-11 Poland declares independence
  • 1918-11-13 Stahlhelm forms (anti communist/Polish/French) in Magdenburg
  • 1918-11-21 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia, Poland
  • 1918-11-22 Marshal Józef Pilsudski becomes 1st President (dictator) of Poland
  • 1918-11-22 Polish forces attack Jewish community of Lemberg (Lvov)
  • 1918-12-27 The Great Poland Uprising against the Germans begins.
  • 1919-01-15 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • 1919-02-14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • 1919-04-05 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • 1919-04-20 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • 1920-02-10 Jozef Haller de Hallenburg performs symbolic wedding of Poland to the sea, celebrating restitution of Polish access to open sea
  • 1920-04-24 Polish troops attack Ukraine
  • 1920-05-05 Polish troops occupy Kiev
  • 1920-07-11 East and West Prussia vote in a plebiscite to become part of Germany, though a slice of West Prussia will be handed to Poland to provide a 'Polish Corridor'
  • 1920-08-10 Allies recognize Poland, Czechoslovakia & Romania
  • 1920-08-12 Battle of Warsaw between Poland and Russia begins
  • 1920-08-15 With the strategic help of the French, Polish troops defeat the Soviets at the Battle of Warsaw (Miracle upon the Vistula)
  • 1920-08-25 Russia suffers a final decisive defeat in the Battle of Warsaw against Poland
  • 1921-03-17 The Second Republic of Poland adopts the March Constitution.
  • 1921-03-18 2nd Peace of Riga, Poland enlarged
  • 1922-02-20 Vilinus, Lithuania, agrees to separate from Poland
  • 1922-05-15 Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany
  • 1922-09-23 Gdynia Seaport Construction Act passed by the Polish parliament.
  • 1922-12-01 Polish state Chief Marshal Jozef Pilsudski resigns
  • 1922-12-09 Gabriel Narutowicz elected Polish president
  • 1922-12-20 Polish parliament selects Stanislaw Wojcieckowski as president
  • 1923-03-14 Allies accepts Vilnus taking East-Galicia in Poland
  • 1923-04-18 Poland annexes Central Lithuania
  • 1923-12-10 Polish government of Grabski forms
  • 1925-01-05 Under Polish control, Danzig establishes Port Gdansk post office
  • 1926-05-12 General Józef Piłsudski returns to power in Poland after coup d'état against the Witos regime
  • 1926-06-01 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
  • 1927-02-25 Gdanks & Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor
  • 1928-07-31 1st woman to win a track and field olympic gold medal, Halina Konopacka of Poland
  • 1929-02-09 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • 1931-06-15 Poland & USSR sign friendship & trade treaty
  • 1932-09-11 Franciszek Żwirko and Stanisław Wigura, Polish Challenge 1932 winners, are killed in a plane crash when their RWD 6 crashes into the ground during a storm.
  • 1932-11-27 Poland & USSR sign non-aggression treaty
  • 1933-03-06 Poland occupies free city Danzig (Gdansk)
  • 1934-01-26 Nazi Germany & Poland sign 10-year non-aggression treaty
  • 1934-06-26 Germany & Poland sign non-aggression treaty
  • 1935-04-23 Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted.
  • 1936-06-18 Polish parliament gives pres Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power
  • 1938-04-05 Anti-Jewish riots break out in Dabrowa Poland
  • 1938-06-13 Jews injured & property destroyed in Przemyal, Poland
  • 1939-03-21 Nazi Germany demands the return of Gdansk (Danzig) from Poland
  • 1939-03-31 Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
  • 1939-04-06 Great Britain & Poland sign military pact

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-28 Hitler claims German-Polish non-attack treaty still in effect

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939-05-23 Hitler proclaims he wants to move into Poland
  • 1939-08-27 Nazi Germany demands Danzig & Polish corridor
  • 1939-08-30 Poland mobilizes
  • 1939-08-31 Staged "Polish" assault on radio station in Gleiwitz
  • 1939-09-01 World War II starts as Germany invades Poland by attacking the Free City of Danzig
  • 1939-09-03 World War II: Britain declares war on Germany after invasion of Poland. France follows 6 hours later quickly joined by Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Canada
  • 1939-09-04 Mir, a Nazi ghetto in occupied Poland, is exterminated
  • 1939-09-17 Poland's President Ignacy Mościck and Prime Minister Felicjan Sławoj Składkowski flee to Romania
  • 1939-09-17 Soviet Union invades Eastern Poland, taking 217,000 Poles prisoner
  • 1939-09-18 Polish government of Moscicki flees to Romania
  • 1939-09-19 Wehrmacht (German regular army) murders 100 Jews in Lukov Poland
  • 1939-09-27 Warsaw surrenders to Germans after 19 days of resistance
  • 1939-09-30 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939-10-04 Last Polish troops surrender
  • 1939-10-06 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
  • 1939-10-08 Germany annexes Western Poland
  • 1939-10-26 Polish Jews forced into obligatory work service
  • 1939-10-30 USSR & Germany agree on partitioning Poland, Hitler deports Jews
  • 1939-11-12 Jews in Lodz Poland ordered to wear yellow star of David
  • 1939-11-23 Nazi Gov of Poland Hans Frank requires Jews to wear a blue star
  • 1939-11-28 Hans Frank, Nazi Governor-General of Poland, organizes Judenrat
  • 1939-12-01 SS-Fuhrer Himmler begins deportation of Polish Jews
  • 1939-12-11 New anti-Jewish measures proclaimed in Poland
  • 1940-01-06 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 460

  • 1867-12-05 Józef Piłsudski, Polish revolutionary and statesman (d. 1935)
  • 1868-01-07 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist
  • 1868-05-06 Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont, Poland, novelist (Chiopi, Nobel-1924)
  • 1869-01-15 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist (d. 1907)
  • 1869-03-15 Stanisław Wojciechowski, President of Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1869-12-01 Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (d. 1923)
  • 1870-01-13 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • 1870-12-25 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)
  • 1871-05-04 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), born in Gołańcz, Poland (d. 1946)
  • 1872-03-18 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer, born in Warsaw (d. 1918) date of birth disputed
  • 1872-05-28 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (d. 1917)
  • 1873-09-28 Waclaw Rawicz, [Berent], biologist/writer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1874-01-22 Wincenty Witoz, Galicia, PM of Poland (1920-21, 1923, 1926)
  • 1874-04-08 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general (d. 1960)
  • 1874-05-10 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (d. 1941)
  • 1874-07-25 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber
  • 1874-08-15 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert
  • 1876-01-20 Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1876-05-27 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (d. 1945)
  • 1878-11-14 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (d. 1957)
  • 1878-12-21 Jan Łukasiewicz, Polish philosopher and mathematician (d. 1956)
  • 1879-07-03 Alfred Korzybski, Polish linguist (d. 1950)
  • 1879-07-05 Wanda Landowska, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1879-10-18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • 1880-01-01 Shalom Asch, Poland, yiddish writer (Motke Ganev)
  • 1880-11-01 Sholem Asch, Poland, Yiddish novelist/playwright (Three Cities)
  • 1880-11-21 Franz Hessel, German writer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1941)
  • 1881-01-17 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (d. 1941)
  • 1881-02-21 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1881-04-18 Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter
  • 1881-04-20 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • 1881-05-20 Wladyslaw Sikorski, premier Poland (WW II general)
  • 1881-07-05 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal
  • 1882-01-15 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist (Polish Peasant in Europe)
  • 1882-03-14 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1882-08-08 Ladislas Starevich, Polish animator (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1882-08-17 Samuel Goldwyn [Shmuel Gelbfisz], Jewish Polish American movie producer (MGM), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1974)

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • 1882-12-12 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (openings theory)
  • 1883-07-03 Alfred Korzybski, Poland, scientist (Science & Sanity)
  • 1884-08-03 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • 1884-11-06 Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer/conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche)
  • 1885-01-16 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40)
  • 1885-02-24 Juliusz Kaden-Bandrowski, Polish novelist/satirist (Black Wings)
  • 1885-02-24 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1939)
  • 1885-04-15 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1885-06-20 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
  • 1885-11-30 Albrecht (von) Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Poland/Netherland)
  • 1886-03-30 Stanislaw Lesniewski, Poland, logician/mathematician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1886-10-16 David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 1955), born in Płonsk, Poland (d. 1973)

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1887-01-28 Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist
  • 1887-02-21 Savielly [Xavier] G Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player
  • 1887-02-26 Stefan Grabinski, Polish writer (d. 1936)
  • 1888-04-04 Zdzisław Żygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
  • 1888-06-12 Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician (d. 1920)
  • 1889-10-06 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Noce I Dnie)
  • 1890-08-17 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator (d. 1920)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip E Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1891-01-22 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La Souris Boiteuse)
  • 1891-05-03 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet (d. 1969)
  • 1891-08-22 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US painter/cubist sculptor
  • 1891-12-19 Edward Bernard Andre Maria Raczynski, Poland, pres-in-exile (1979-86)
  • 1892-01-01 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
  • 1892-03-11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II)
  • 1892-03-31 Stanislav Wladyslaw Maczek, Polish/British general-major/commandant

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892-05-02 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1918)

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • 1892-06-23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist
  • 1892-07-12 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (d. 1942)
  • 1892-08-11 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general
  • 1893-02-05 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica)
  • 1894-01-08 St Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (d. 1941)
  • 1894-01-09 Henryk Stazewski, Polish abstract painter/graphic artist
  • 1894-02-25 Howard Wendell, Poland, actor (4 Skulls of Jonathan Drake)
  • 1894-07-15 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • 1894-09-13 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (d. 1953)
  • 1894-12-31 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupiec], Polish/US actress (Madame Dubarry)
  • 1895-01-27 Joseph Rosenstock, Kraków Poland, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41)
  • 1895-06-26 Jankel Adler, Polish painter
  • 1895-11-15 Antoni Słonimski, Polish writer (d. 1976)
  • 1896-02-02 Kazimierz Kuratowski, Polish mathematician and logician (d. 1980)
  • 1896-12-21 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
  • 1897-01-03 Pola Negri, [Barbara A Chalupec], Polish/US actress (Madame Bovary)
  • 1897-02-22 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • 1897-06-12 Alexandre Tansman, Lodz Poland, composer (Dyptique)
  • 1898-04-01 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish writer (Stolica)
  • 1898-05-16 Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (d. 1980)
  • 1898-07-29 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist (explored atom, Nobel 1944)
  • 1898-08-15 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (d. 1966)
  • 1898-08-20 Leopold Infeld, Polish nuclear physicist (Whom the God's Love)
  • 1899-01-14 Fritz Bayerlein, German lt-general (WW I, Poland, Libya, St-Lo)
  • 1899-02-20 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
  • 1899-03-13 Jan Lechoń, Polish poet (d. 1956)
  • 1899-04-16 Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (d. 1988)
  • 1899-06-22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • 1899-12-28 Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (d. 1943)
  • 1900-03-21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1900-06-06 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (d. 1957)
  • 1900-06-28 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Kordian into Cham)
  • 1900-11-11 Helena Konopacka, Poland, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • 1901-01-13 Mieczysław Żywczyński, Polish historian and priest (d. 1978)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 317

  • 1875-06-02 Józef Kremer, Polish messianistic philosopher (b. 1806)
  • 1876-07-15 Aleksander Fredro, Polish comedy writer (Zemstra), dies at 82
  • 1880-03-31 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violist/composer, dies at 44
  • 1881-03-26 Roman Sanguszko, Polish aristocrat (b. 1800)
  • 1883-05-23 Cyprian K Norwid, Polish painter/poet/playwright (Wanda), dies
  • 1888-04-16 Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845)
  • 1902-07-22 Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (b. 1822)
  • 1907-11-28 Stanisław Wyspiański, Polish dramatist, poet, painter, and architect (b. 1869)
  • 1909-04-09 Helena Modrzejewska, Polish-American actress (b. 1840)
  • 1909-07-09 Kasimir Felix Badeni, Premier of Polish/Austria (1895-97), dies at 62
  • 1910-05-18 Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (b.1841)
  • 1912-05-19 Bolesław Prus, Polish writer (b. 1847)
  • 1915-03-24 Karol Olszewski, Polish scientist (b. 1846)
  • 1916-11-15 Henryk Sienkiewicz, Polish author, Nobel laureate (b. 1846)
  • 1916-12-25 St. Albert Chmielowski, Polish Catholic saint (b. 1845)
  • 1917-04-14 Lew [Lejzer L] Zamenhof, Polish doc/linguist (Esperanto), dies at 57
  • 1917-09-05 Marian Smoluchowski, Polish physicist (b. 1872)
  • 1918-08-12 Anna Held, Polish-born actress and stage performer (b. 1872)
  • 1920-08-06 Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890)
  • 1920-11-08 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1922-07-06 Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (b. 1863)
  • 1922-12-16 Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st President of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-08-03 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1925-03-04 Moritz Moszkowski, Polish/German composer, dies at 70
  • 1928-11-13 Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • 1932-09-11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • 1932-10-29 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • 1934-01-12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-07-04 Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Physicist
Marie Curie
  • 1935-05-12 Józef Pilsudski, Polish statesman and Chief Marshall (1918-22), dies at 67
  • 1935-05-15 Kazimir Malevich, Polish/Ukrainian artist (b. 1878)
  • 1935-06-22 Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1937-03-29 Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
  • 1937-04-25 Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
  • 1937-10-26 Józef Dowbór-Muśnicki, Polish general (b. 1867)
  • 1938-09-17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • 1938-10-05 Saint Faustina, Polish saint (b. 1905)
  • 1939-01-02 Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)
  • 1939-05-29 Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)
  • 1939-09-18 Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer, painter, and photographer (b. 1885)
  • 1940-01-18 Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
  • 1940-11-22 Waclaw Berent, Polish novelist, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1941-06-29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Panist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1941-07-04 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  • 1941-07-08 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • 1941-08-14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • 1942-01-21 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1942-07-23 Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • 1942-11-19 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)
  • 1942-12-13 Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (b. 1866)
  • 1943-03-30 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • 1943-03-30 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • 1943-07-04 Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62
  • 1943-10-04 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (b. 1906)
  • 1943-10-07 Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (b. 1899)
  • 1943-10-17 Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • 1945-01-03 Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)
  • 1946-01-07 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • 1946-07-26 Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
  • 1946-09-09 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • 1946-10-16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged
  • 1947-03-28 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
  • 1947-06-09 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • 1947-07-09 Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • 1948-10-22 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal, dies
  • 1953-04-29 Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
  • 1953-06-10 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
  • 1953-12-06 Konstanty I Galczynski, Polish poet (Zielona Ges), dies at 48
  • 1953-12-27 Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894)
  • 1955-11-16 Tomasz Arciszewski, Polish premier (1944-47), dies at 88
  • 1956-02-05 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
  • 1957-05-31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • 1957-07-10 Sholem Asch, Polish/Israeli writer (East River), dies at 77
  • 1957-08-18 Wawrzyniec Zulawski, Polish composer, dies at 41
  • 1957-12-02 Manfred Sakel, Polish psychiatrist (b. 1902)
  • 1958-03-23 Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76
  • 1958-10-27 Joseph Klausner, Polish/Israeli new testament expert, dies at 84
  • 1958-11-27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1959-08-16 Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
  • 1960-03-02 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
  • 1961-03-14 Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78
  • 1961-10-04 Max Weber, Polish/Russ/US painter, dies
  • 1962-08-01 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62
  • 1963-03-29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • 1963-10-21 Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier - anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)
  • 1965-04-01 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • 1965-05-19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • 1966-02-15 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
  • 1966-07-02 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  • 1967-01-08 Zbigniew Cybulski, Polish actor (See You Tommorrow), dies at 39
  • 1967-08-19 Isaac Deutscher, Polish/Eng historian (Stalin-biography), dies at 60
  • 1967-09-11 Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
  • 1968-08-03 Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71
  • 1969-07-24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • 1969-08-09 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
  • 1969-10-21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (b. 1882)
  • 1970-05-12 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
  • 1970-06-29 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • 1970-08-19 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian (b. 1909)
  • 1970-10-10 Adam Rapacki, Polish minister of Maritime (1956-68), dies at 60