Notable persons from Białystok

Ryszard Kaczorowski, President of the Republic of Poland
This is a sub-article to Białystok

Over the centuries Białystok has produced a number of persons who have provided unique contributions to the fields of science, language, politics, religion, sports, visual arts and performing arts. This environment was created in the mid 18th century by the patronage of Jan Klemens Branicki for the arts and sciences. A list of recent notable persons includes, but is not limited to:


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L. L. Zamenhof, the creator of Esperanto
Albert Sabin, MD, medical researcher and co-developer of the oral polio vaccine


During the 2006 mayoral elections, a humorous and peculiar TV spot of one of the candidates, Krzysztof Kononowicz of the electoral committee Podlaskie of the 21st Century (Polish: Podlasie XXI Wieku), attracted some notoriety for his purposely unsophisticated political advertisement, first aired on local TV and featured heavily on YouTube.[1][2] Within several days, over 3 million Internet users had seen the commercial on YouTube, posted by Kononowicz's electoral committee, with additional exposure on Polish national TV.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b "The sweater that has Poland in stitches".  
  2. ^ "Polen-Borat im Proll-Pulli" (in Deutsch).  
  3. ^ "Kononowicz wykorzystywał seksualnie matkę?" (in Polski).