List of Polish inventors and discoverers

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Nicolaus Copernicus – a Polish astronomer who discovered that Earth is not the center of the universe. The canvas by Jan Matejko.

This is a list of Polish inventors and discoverers. The following list comprises people from Poland and of Polish origin, and also people of predominantly Polish heritage, in alphabetical order of the surname.

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Henryk Arctowski was one of the first people to reach Antarctica during winter.
Stefan Banach was one of the key figures in the Lwów School of Mathematics.

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  • Henryk Derczyński: a photographer, created an isohelia technology, a technique that sharpens contrasts and defines three-dimensional images.
  • Stefan Drzewiecki: engineer and inventor, built the first submarine in the world with electric battery-powered propulsion.

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  • Max Factor (Maksymilian Faktorowicz): founder of the Max Factor cosmetics company, popularized the term "make-up", had perfected the first cosmetic specifically created for motion picture use—a thinner greasepaint in cream form.
  • Kazimierz Funk: biochemist, considered to be the first to the concept of Vitamins and the term itself, first to postulate the existence of B1, B2, C, and D vitamins.
  • Edward Flatau: neurologist.
  • Casimir Funk:, biochemist, generally credited with being among the first to formulate (1912) the concept of vitamins.

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Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian, Belarusian and American war hero, creator of the West Point Fortifications.

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Ignacy Łukasiewicz built world's first oil refinery.

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Kazimierz Pułaski, one of the only eight people in history to be awarded the honorary United States citizenship for his contribution in the American Revolutionary War.

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Stanisław Ulam played a vital part in the development the first nuclear bomb being as part of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. places itself among the most successful media companies in the world.

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Ludwik Zamenhof took an attempt to create a worldwide-spoken language, resulting in the invention of Esperanto.

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