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NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
Nicolaus Copernicus (19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND
Agnieszka Holland (born November 28, 1948) is a Polish film and TV director and screenwriter. Best recognized for her highly political contributions to Polish cinema, Holland is one of Poland's most prominent filmmakers and a Hollywood outsider. Not only is she considered to be one of the few female directors working in Hollywood today, but is one of the only ones who are not actresses or industry insiders.

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Official language(s): Polish

Capital: Warsaw

Population: 38,5 mill.

Currency: Zloty (PLN)