Ryszard Pędrak-Janowicz (17 May 1932 in Lwów - 1 February 2004 in Kraków) is a Polish luger who competed from the mid 1950s to the mid 1960s. He won a complete set of medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with a gold in the men's doubles, a silver in the men's singles and a bronze in the men's doubles event (1958). Pędrak-Janowicz competed in the 1964 Winter Olympics where he finished tied for fifth in the men's doubles event.
Tadeusz Zagajewski (b. December 16, 1912 in Lwów) is a Polish electronic engineer. Professor (since 1954) and honoris causa of Silesian University of Technology, member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (corresponding member since 1960; full member since 1976), honorable member of Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Electrical Engineering. Author of works mainly about electrical network theory.
John Gottowt (15 June 1881–29 August 1942) was a German actor, stage director and film director for theatres and silent movies. He was born as Isidor Gesang in Lemberg, Austria-Hungary. After his education in Vienna, he joined the Deutsches Theater in Berlin in 1905, working for Max Reinhardt as an actor and director. Gottowt was mainly active in different theatres in Berlin as a character actor and director.
Josaphata Hordashevska (born Mykhaylyna Hordashevska 1869, Lwów - 1919) a Ukrainian Greek-Catholic nun, was the first member of the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate. In 1869, Mykhaylyna Hordashevska was born in Lwów. At the age of 18, she decided to consecrate her life to God in a contemplative monastery of the Order of St Basil the Great, then the only Eastern-rite woman's congregation.
Józef Bartłomiej Zimorowic (August 20, 1597 – October 14, 1677) was a Polish poet and historian of the Baroque era, most famous for his pastoral poems Sielanki nowe ruskie (New Ruthenian Pastorals), first published in Kraków in 1663. He was born into a Lwów Armenian family, his father was of a stone mason, Stanisŀaw Ozimek, and educated at the cathedral school in the city.
Krystyna Hołuj-Radzikowska (5 February 1931, Lwów – 29 November 2006) was a Polish chess Woman Grandmaster. She was nine times Polish Champion (1951, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1966, and 1969). Krystyna Holuj tied for 15-16th at Moscow 1955. Krystyna Radzikowska tied for 7-8th at Ohrid 1971 (Candidates Tournament, Nana Alexandria won).
Markiyan Shashkevych was a famous Ukrainian poet, writer, interpreter, and leader of the literary revival in Western Ukraine based on the vernacular. In 1832, they organized a group of students aimed at the rise of the Ukrainian dialect free of Church Slavonic and alien 'styles' up to the literary language. He graduated from the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary at University of Lviv in 1838 and worked as a priest in the rural Lwow powiat.
Jakub Karol Parnas, also known as Yakov Oskarovich Parnas (January 16, 1884 – January 29, 1949) was a prominent Polish–Soviet biochemist who contributed to the discovery of the Embden–Meyerhof–Parnas pathway, together with Otto Fritz Meyerhof and Gustav Georg Embden. A collaborator with the Soviet regime since its invasion of Poland in 1939, he fell victim to a Stalinist purge in 1949.
Antin (Antoni) Angelovych (Anhelovych, Anhelovich, Angelovich, Angelowicz, Angełłowicz) (13 April 1756, Hryniv, near Bibrka - 9 August 1814, Lviv) was a Ukrainian Greek Catholic metropolitan. He studied at the Barbareum and in 1793 became the first rector of the Greek Catholic Theological Seminary in Lviv. In 1794 he became professor of dogma and in 1796 rector of Lviv University.
Taras Hryhorovych Chubay, (born in June 21, 1970, in Lviv) is a Ukrainian musician and poet. He is the son of the poet Hryhoriy Chubay. Taras Chubay founded the Plach Yeremiji rock band in February, 1990. The songs of Chubay and his band are usually serious, philosophical poems accompanied by rock. The music sounds hard, then changes to an easy ballad, and again explodes, overfilled by emotions. The musician has created more than 100 songs and one overture for an orchestra.
Vladimir Sergeyevich Vysotskiy Russian: Владимир Сергеевич Высоцкий, Ukrainian: Володимир Сергійович Висоцький Volodymyr Serhiyovych Vysotskiy; is a Russian admiral and former Commander of the Russian Northern Fleet. On 12 September 2007, Vysotskiy was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Navy, succeeding Vladimir Masorin who retired at age 60 the same day. Vysotskiy joined the Navy and graduated from the P.S. Nakhimov Black Sea Higher Naval School in Sevastopol in 1976.
Edmund Załęski (August 18, 1863 in Lviv, Austria-Hungary – December 1932 in Kraków) was a Polish chemist, agrotechnician, plant breeder. He was a professor of Agricultural University of Dublany, professor (since 1918) and rector of Jagiellonian University (1930–1931). Załęski created new, valuable varieties of wheat and sugar beet. Author of Metodyka doświadczeń rolniczych [Methodology of agricultural experiments] (1927).
Wlodzimierz Arlamowski (nom de guerre Rys), (25 May 1923, Lwow - 30 October 1945, Izbicko), was an uhlan of the Home Army unit from Lwow. After 1945, together with Polish inhabitants of his hometown, he was deported to territories of Germany, which became part of Poland. In October 1945, the 22-year old Arlamowski decided to escape Communist-controlled Poland. He managed to get into a Soviet Yak-9 plane, which was standing on the tarmac at a military airport in Izbicko.
Stepan Shukhevych was an Ukrainian lawyer and military figure. He was the son of a Greek Catholic priest. He completed school at the Academic Gymnasium in Lviv, and then the Faculty of Law at the Lviv University. With the commencement of World War I he took part in the formation of the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen (USS) as an otaman (equivalent to a major). From 1914-16 he had a number of commands in the Legion (USS), and then (1918-1919) in the Ukrainian Galician Army (UHA).
Aleksander Zarzycki (February 26, 1834 in Lviv, Austria-Hungary – November 1, 1895 in Warsaw) was a Polish pianist, composer and conductor. Author of piano and violin compositions, mazurkas, polonaises, Krakowiaks, and songs. In 1871 he co-founded and became a first director of the Warsaw Music Society (Warszawskie Towarzystwo Muzyczne). In the years of 1879–1888 director of the Warsaw Music Institute (Insytut Muzyczny w Warszawie).
Stepan Fedak was a Ukrainian independence activist who, on September 25, 1921, attempted to assassinate Poland's Chief of State, Marshal Józef Piłsudski, as the latter visited Lwów for the opening of that city's first Eastern Trade Fair.
Eugeniusz Mikołaj Romer (3 February 1871 in Lwów - 28 January 1954) was the most distinguished Polish geographer, cartographer and geopolitician, whose maps and atlases are still highly appreciated by Polish experts. Born in the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, he graduated from a high school in Nowy Sącz and studied history, geology, geography and meteorology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, also attending courses in Lwów and Halle (Saale).
Józef Koffler (November 28, 1896 – 1944), was a Polish composer, music teacher, musicologist and musical columnist. He was the first Polish composer living before the Second World War that applied the twelve tone composition technique (dodecaphony).
Alojzy "Alex" Ehrlich (1914 – 7 December 1992), also called "King of the Chiselers," was a Polish table tennis legend, widely regarded as one of the best players in Polish history of this sport, who three times won silver in the World Championships. He was a very popular athlete in the interbellum Poland; in 1934 Ehrlich was placed on the 8th position in the prestigious list of 10 most popular sportsmen of Poland, made by readers of the national sports daily Przeglad Sportowy.
Jakob Gimpel (April 16, 1906 – March 12, 1989) was a Polish concert pianist and educator. Jakob Gimpel was born in Lvov (then in Polish Galicia, part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire, and now Lviv, Ukraine). Gimpel's younger brother, Bronislav Gimpel, was a noted concert violinist, and his older brother, Karol Gimpel, was a pianist and conductor.
Eugeniusz Piasecki (born November 13, 1872 in Lwów, died July 14, 1947 in the village of Ptaszyn near Cieplice) was a Polish physician, promotor of sports and hygiene and boyscouting activist. He was the son of Wenanty Piasecki, a gym teacher at Lwów's schools and member of Gymnastic Society Sokol. Eugeniusz studied medicine at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and there he became familiar with ideas promoted by Henryk Jordan.
Andrey Fedoriv is a former sprinter from the former Soviet Union, who specialised in the 200 metres. He was 4 times Soviet Indoor 200 metre champion. He also took 2nd place in the European Cup A in the 200m in 1993. He was also 3rd in the Euro Cup 200 in 87. In 1986 he won a bronze medal in the 200 metres at the European Championships in Stuttgart.
Janusz Witwicki (born September 10, 1903 in Lwów, died July 16, 1946 also in Lwów) was a Polish architect and art historian, creator of the Plastic Panorama of Old Lviv. Witwicki attended the VII Tadeusz Kościuszko High School in Lwów, and in 1920 he volunteered to the Polish Army, to take part in the Polish-Soviet War. After the conflict, he studied architecture at the Lwów Polytechnic, which he graduated in 1926.