List of recipients of the Order of Polonia Restituta

List of recipients of the Order of Polonia Restituta

The List of recipients of the Order of Polonia Restituta includes notable recipients of the Order of Polonia Restituta sorted by their profession.

Where possible it also lists their country of origin and order grade. People highly distinguished in more than one field have duplicate entries.


*Marian Konieczny - Polish sculptor
*Olga Boznańska - Polish painter
*Kazimierz Ostrowski - Polish painter (Officer's Cross)
*Jerzy Zaruba - Polish graphic artist (Knight's Cross, Officer's Cross)

Business and Economics

*Grzegorz Kołodko - Finance Minister of Poland (Commander's Cross)
*Edward Szczepanik - Polish economist and Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile (Knight's Cross)


*Władysław Dworaczek - Polish educator (Knight's Cross)
*Anna Radziwiłł - Polish educator, Minister of Education (Commander's Cross)


*Józef Arkusz - Polish film director (Officer's Cross)
*Krystyna Zachwatowicz - Polish actress and costume designer (Knight's Cross)
*Stanisław Zaczyk - Polish actor


*Jerzy Andrzejewski - Polish author, "Ashes and Diamonds" (Commander's Cross)
*Józef Białynia Chołodecki - Polish author and historian
*Janusz Korczak - Polish Jewish author and educator
*Stanisław Kutrzeba - Polish author and historian
*Jan Józef Lipski - Polish author and historian (Grand Cross)
*Richard C. Lukas - American author and historian
*Hanna Ożogowska - Polish novelist and poet (Knight's Cross)
*Robert Stiller - Polish translator
*Piotr S. Wandycz - Polish American author and historian
*Jan Andrzej Zakrzewski - Polish journalist and writer


*Władysław Anders - commander of the Polish Armed Forces in the West (Commander's Cross)
*Tasker H. Bliss - American Chief of Staff of the US Army
*Zygmunt Bohusz-Szyszko - Polish general (Officer's Cross)
*Władysław Bortnowski - Polish general (Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Omar Bradley - American General of the Army
*Edmund Charaszkiewicz - Polish military intelligence officer
*Victor Crutchley - British admiral
*John Dill - British Field Marshal
*Bolesław Bronisław Duch - Polish general (Officer's Cross)
*Dwight D. Eisenhower - President of the United States of America, Supreme Allied Commander
*Wanda Gertz - Polish resistance fighter
*Józef Haller de Hallenburg - Polish general (Commander's Cross)
*William Holmes - British general (Commander's Cross with Star)
*Wilm Hosenfeld - German officer (Commander's Cross)
*Norman Hulbert - British officer
*Ludwik Idzikowski - Polish aviator and pioneer (Officer's Cross)
*Michał Karaszewicz-Tokarzewski - Polish general and resistance fighter (Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Jan Karcz - Polish officer (Officer's Cross)
*Stanisław Kopański - Polish general (Grand Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Władysław Kozaczuk - Polish officer and historian (Knight's Cross)
*Roman Krzyżelewski - Polish admiral (Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross, Knight's Cross)
*Tadeusz Kutrzeba - Polish general (Commander's Cross, Knight's Cross)
*Witold Łokuciewski - Polish fighter ace (Commander's Cross, Knight's Cross)
*Douglas MacArthur - American Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces
*Peyton C. March - US Army Chief of Staff
*Joseph T. McNarney - American general (Commander's Cross with Star)
*Martin Dunbar-Nasmith - British officer
*Adam Nieniewski - Polish officer (Officer's Cross)
*Jerzy Pajaczkowski-Dydynski - Polish officer
*Earle E. Partridge - American general
*Sławomir Petelicki - Polish commander of GROM (Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Witold Pilecki - Polish resistance fighter
*Jadwiga Piłsudska - Polish aviator, daughter of Józef Piłsudski
*Józef Piłsudski - Prime Minister of Poland, First Marshal, Chief of State
*Stanisław Popławski - Polish general (Grand Cross, Commander's Cross with Star, Commander's Cross)
*Arthur John Power - British admiral
*Wacław Przeździecki - Polish officer (Commander's Cross)
*Stefan Rowecki - Polish general (Knight's Cross)
*Wilhelm Orlik-Rueckemann - Polish general and military pioneer (Commander's Cross)
*Edward Rydz-Śmigły - Marshal of Poland
*Jan Rządkowski - Polish general
*Władysław Sikorski - general, Prime Minister of Poland, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile
*Jan Sobczyński - Polish painter and soldier
*Stanisław Sosabowski - Polish general
*Stefan Sznuk - Polish general (Commander's Cross)
*Antoni Szylling - Polish general
*Wacław Jędrzejewicz - Polish soldier and diplomat (Grand Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Władysław Wejtko - Polish general (Commander's Cross)
*Włodzimierz Steyer - Polish admiral (Commander's Cross, Officer's Cross)
*Józef Zając - Polish general


*Wojciech Karolak - Polish musician (Knight's Cross)
*Wladimir Jan Kochanski - Polish American pianist
*Tadeusz Nalepa - Polish composer and guitarist
*Władysław Szpilman - Polish Jewish composer and pianist, protagonist of "The Pianist"


*Władysław Bartoszewski - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (Commander's Cross with Star)
*Andrzej Butkiewicz - Political activist and co-founder of the Student Solidarity Committee (Knight's Cross)
*Dwight D. Eisenhower - President of the United States of America, Supreme Allied Commander
*Henryk Józewski - Polish artist and politician
*Jan Kułakowski - Polish politician, member of the European Parliament (Commander's Cross with Star)
*John Lesinski, Sr. - American congressman
*Jan Nowak-Jeziorański - Polish resistance fighter and activist, Radio Free Europe
*Piotr Nowina-Konopka - Polish politician (Officer's Cross)
*Alvin M. Owsley - American politician
*Józef Piłsudski - Prime Minister of Poland, First Marshal, Chief of State
*Adam Piłsudski - Polish senator
*Marek Rocki - Polish economometrist and politician (Knight's Cross)
*Michał Seweryński - Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education (Knight's Cross)
*Władysław Sikorski - general, Prime Minister of Poland, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile
*Mário Soares - Prime Minister and President of Portugal
*Edward Szczepanik - Polish economist and Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile (Knight's Cross)
*Lech Wałęsa - President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner (Knight's Cross)


*Andrzeja Górska - Polish nun (Commander's Cross)
*Ignacy Jeż - Polish Catholic Bishop
*Lawrence Wnuk - Polish priest


*Adam Karol Czartoryski - Polish prince
*Amha Selassie of Ethiopia - last emperor of Ethiopia
*Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia - emperor of Ethiopia

cience and Engineering

*Ryszard Bartel - Polish aviation pioneer (Knight's Cross)
*Gerard Ciołek - Polish architect and historian of parks and gardens (Knight's Cross)
*Tadeusz Chyliński - Polish airplane constructor (Knight's Cross)
*Zbigniew Kabata - Polish parasitologist (Grand Cross)
*Stanisław Mrozowski - Polish American physicist
*Jan Nagórski - Polish aviation pioneer
*Marian Rejewski - Polish mathematician, breaker of the Enigma cipher
*Tadeusz Sendzimir - Polish American inventor (Officer's Cross)
*Mirosław Vitali - Polish prosthetics pioneer
*Kazimierz Żorawski - Polish mathematician (Commander's Cross)


*Marek Cieślak - Polish speedway rider (Knight's Cross)
*Kazimierz Górski - Polish football coach (Commander's Cross)
*Katarzyna Rogowiec - Polish paralympian
*Bogdan Wenta - Polish handball player
*Agata Mróz-Olszewska - Polish volleyball player (posthumously, not accepted by her husband)
*Adam Małysz - Polish ski jumper (Officer's Cross and Commander's Cross)


*Fernand Auberjonois - Swiss-American journalist
*Olga Drahonowska-Małkowska - founder of scouting in Poland
*Jadwiga Falkowska - activist
*Ryszard Siwiec - protester
*Ludwika Wawrzyńska - hero (Commander's Cross)
*Simon Wiesenthal - Austrian Jewish "Nazi-hunter"

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