Gallery of Historical Images

Poles
John Paul II

Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.

Jozef Piłsudski

Polish statesman, political and military figure, leader of the Second Polish Republic, founder of the Polish Army, First Marshal of Poland.

Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Polish-Lithuanian military engineer, statesman, and military leader in Poland and the US. Participant in the American Revolutionary War, leader of the 1794 Kosciuszko Uprising. A national hero in Poland.

Kazimierz Pułaski

Father of the American cavalry. Fighter for the freedom of Poles and Americans.

Frederic Chopin

Polish composer and virtuoso pianist, a leading musician of the Western Romantic era.