Famous Alumni and Honorary Doctors
Among the University's most famous graduates are the mathematicians who broke the Enigma machine: Marian Rejewski, Henryk Zygalski, and Jerzy Różycki. Other leading alumni include poet Stanisław Barańczak, composer Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, businessman Jan Kulczyk, and journalist and communist-era dissident Adam Michnik.
Recipients of honorary doctorates from the University include Marshal Józef Piłsudski, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, Marie Curie, Ignacy Paderewski, Roman Dmowski, Witold Hensel, Wisława Szymborska, Al Gore and John Maxwell Coetzee.
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