Polish Political Thinkers
  • Hieronim Kajsiewicz 1812-1873
    Preacher, poet, and political thinker.

  • Walerian Kalinka 1826-1886
    Historian and publicist.

  • Henryk Kamieński 1813-1866

    Social activist, political journalist, economist and philosopher, despite his noble background a representative of the mid-nineteenth-century radical democracy. 

  • Stanisław Karnkowski 1520-1603
    Great Secretary of the Crown, Primate of Poland, political writer.

  • Franciszek Kasparek 1844-1903
    Lawyer, lecturer at the Jagiellonian University. 

  • Stefan Kisielewski 1911-1991

    Publicist, composer, music critic, and politician born into a family with rich intellectual and literary traditions. 

  • Julian Klaczko 1825-1906

    Conservative publicist, literary critic, politician, and art historian.

  • Adolf Kliszewicz

    Political journalist, engineer, political writer, Catholic historiographer.

  • Jan Karol Kochanowski 1869-1949

    Historian and mediaevalist, sociologist, historiosopher, essayist, and politician.

  • Hugo Kołłątaj 1750-1812

    Philosopher, politician, writer, priest; one of the most eminent personages of the Enlightenment period in Poland.

  • Wacław Komarnicki 1891-1954
    Lawyer, university professor, and National-Democratic politician.

  • Stanisław Konarski 1700-1773

    Political thinker and leading representative of the reform camp in Poland in the 18th century; educationist and Piarist.

  • Feliks Koneczny 1862-1949

    Historical researcher and social philosopher.

  • Karol Ludwik Koniński 1891-1943
    Literary critic, writer, publicist.

  • Władysław Konopczyński 1880-1952

    Historian, and political activist connected with the National Democracy.

  • Wojciech Korfanty 1873-1939

    Political activist, and representative of Christian Democracy.

  • Jan Korolec 1902-1941
    Activist of the National Radical Camp, and publicist.

  • Wincenty Kosiakiewicz 1863-1918
    Conservative journalist. 

  • Stanisław Kozicki 1876-1958

    Activist of the National Democracy, and political publicist.

  • Leon Kozłowski 1879-1927
    Columnist, scholar of Polish literature, political activist. 

  • Jan Koźmian 1814-1877

    Social activist, publicist, editor, priest, and supporter of the supremacy of papal secular power. 

  • Kajetan Koźmian 1771-1856
    Poet, literary critic, and publicist.

  • Stanisław Koźmian 1836-1922

    Conservative publicist, politician from Galicia, and theatre critic and director.

  • Stanisław Egbert Koźmian 1811-1885

    Literary scholar, expert on English history and culture, and translator of, among others, William Shakespeare.

  • Adam Stanisław Krasiński 1714-1800
    Bishop of Kamianets-Podilskyi, Great Secretary of the Crown, and leader of the Bar Confederation.

  • Zygmunt Krasiński 1812-1859

    Poet, playwright, and novelist; count and Conservative thinker.

  • Henryk Krzeczkowski 1921-1985

    Political publicist, an important figure for the Conservative-Liberal opposition circles in Polish People’s Republic.

  • Ludwik Krzywicki 1859-1941
    Sociologist, and Socialist thinker and activist.

  • Jan Krzywkowski ok. 1752-?

    Political publicist associated with the radical wing of the reformist camp from the period of the decline of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. 

  • Adam Krzyżanowski 1873-1963

    Lawyer and economist representing the Conservative-Liberal current in the Polish thought.

  • Jan Kucharzewski 1876-1952

    Historian, explorer of 19th-century Russian history, politician, and publicist.

  • Ludwik Kulczycki 1866-1941
    Socialist activist and publicist, and then a critic and opponent of Socialism. 

  • Kazimierz Władysław Kumaniecki 1880-1941

    Lawyer, professor of administrative law, administrative sciences, and statistics at the Jagiellonian University, he was born in Radziechów, in Galicia. 

  • Stanisław Kutrzeba 1876-1946
    Lawyer and historian of Polish law.

  • Tadeusz Kutrzeba 1886-1947

    A member of the Polish military, Major General of the Polish Army, author of military studies.

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