The first woman to win a Nobel prize and the only person to win in multiple sciences. She won 2 Nobel Prizes, one in physics and one in chemistry. She was the first scientist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity, and she discovered the elements radium and polonium (named after her beloved home country).
She revolutionised the cosmetics industry, She founded HR / Helena Rubinstein Incorporated, then when she sold the company she became the first self-made female millionaire in the world." Her famous quote " There are no ugly women, just lazy ones"
Maria Leszczyńska was a Polish princess and Queen consort of France from 1725 until 1768 by marriage to Louis XV.
Krolowa Jadwiga (1384-1399) was the first female monarch of the Kingdom of Poland, reigning from 16 October 1384 until her death. She was crowned with the title of ‘King’ during an era when female rulers were relatively uncommon in Europe. She donated most of her personal wealth (including royal insignia) to charity and education, funding and restoring many schools and hospitals, and focused on maintaining peace and development during her rule.
Nawojka (14th/15th-century): a semi-legendary woman known to attend studies at the University of Krakow (later known as Jagiellonian University) in the 15th century, which she entered illegally dressed as a boy. She is considered to be the first historically acknowledged female student and teacher in Poland.
Magdalena Bendzisławska (17th/18th century): the first historically attested female surgeon in Poland. The dates of her birth and death are sadly unknown, and the main document confirming her existence and profession is a diploma issued by King Augustus II the Strong in the year 1697. She took over the role from her husband after he passed away, and she worked as the chief surgeon at the famous salt mine in Wieliczka.