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Kraków ranks 94th in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Gothenburg, Bilbao, and New Orleans. Memorable people born in Kraków include Adam Mickiewicz, Vladislaus II of Hungary, and Bronisław Malinowski. Memorable people who died in Kraków include Rudolf Höss, Stanisław Lem, and Wisława Szymborska. Kraków has been the birth place of many politicians and soccer players and the death place of many politicians and writers. Kraków is located in Poland.

Kraków, written in English as Krakow and traditionally known as Cracow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in Lesser Poland Province, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków was the official capital of Poland until 1596 and has traditionally been one of the leading centres of Polish academic, economic, cultural and artistic life. Cited as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, its Old Town was declared the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 0 and 1989, Kraków was the birth place of 69 globally memorable people, including Adam Mickiewicz, Vladislaus II of Hungary, and Bronisław Malinowski. Additionaly, 49 globally memorable people have passed away in Kraków including Rudolf Höss, Stanisław Lem, and Wisława Szymborska.

People Born in Kraków

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Most individuals born in present day Kraków were politicians (19), soccer players (9), religious figures (6), film directors (6), and musicians (5),  while most who died were politicians (17), writers (8), religious figures (6), painters (5), and composers (2).

Over the past 100 years, soccer players have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Kraków, including Robert Gadocha, Łukasz Piszczek, and Kamil Glik. Whereas, throughout history, politicians have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Kraków, including Vladislaus II of Hungary, Sigismund II Augustus, and Władysław III of Poland.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Kraków since 1700.