Poland's Important Historical Figures

Kraków, Poland
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Journal Entry:

Hey Kids!! Do you know what Nicolaus Copernicus, Pope John Paul II and Marie Curie have in common? They're all Polish! Today, we're going to learn about the things they did that changed the world!

Nicolaus Copernicus

Copernicus was a Polish astronomer from the city of Toruń who lived in the 15th and 16th centuries. He's famous because he discovered that the world revolved around the sun. Before him, people used to think the sun revolved around the Earth! Without him, we wouldn't be able to do a lot of things like going to space!

Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II was the leader of the Catholic Church. As you know, Polish people are Catholics themselves and they're very proud of it! What makes Pope John Paul II so important is that he was the first Pope to ever come from Poland! He became Pope in 1978, over 1,000 years after Poland became Catholic in the year 966. Talk about a long time to wait!

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was a groundbreaking physicist and chemist from Warsaw! She is easily one of the smartest people who ever lived.