Polish Political Thinkers
  • Eustachy Sapieha 1881-1963
    Conservative politician and diplomat.

  • Franciszek Siarczyński 1758-1829

    Member of the Piarist order, author of journalistic, historical and geographic works. 


  • Józef Siemieński 1882-1941
    Legal historian, journalist and archivist.

  • Lucjan Siemieński 1807-1877

    Poet, author of novellas, literary critic, journalist and historian.


  • Karol Sienkiewicz 1793-1860
    Historian, political activist, conservative and monarchist.

  • Fryderyk Skarbek 1792-1866

    Political activist, civil servant and economist. He was born on 15 February 1792 in Toruń.


  • Stanisław ze Skarbimierza ok. 1365-1431

    Lawyer, political thinker and theologian, author of works including those on just and unjust wars and the ideal of the state.


  • Piotr Skarga 1536-1612

    Jesuit, royal preacher and leading critic of the politics of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the turn of the 17th century.


  • Wojciech Skarszewski 1742-1827

    Catholic priest, author of works on the role of the Church and critic of the principles underlying the French Revolution.


  • Konstancja Skirmuntt 1851-1934

    A Kresy social and political activist, publicist. She was born in Kłodnie in Polesie. 


  • Kajetan Skrzetuski 1743-1806
    Piarist, historian and political thinker.

  • Wincenty Skrzetuski 1745-1791
    Piarist, political and historical writer and propagator of Enlightenment ideas.

  • Adam Skwarczyński 1886-1934

    Political activist and journalist associated with the Piłsudski camp.


  • Artur Śliwiński 1877-1953
    Politician, historian, journalist and writer associated with the Piłsudski camp in the Second Polish Republic. 

  • Stanisław Smolka 1854-1924

    Outstanding scholar of the Middle Ages and modern times, founder of the Kraków medieval school. 


  • Wacław Sobieski 1872-1935

    Historian associated with the Jagiellonian University who sympathised with the National Democracy camp. 


  • Włodzimierz Spasowicz 1829-1906
    Literary scholar, politician and advocate of rapprochement with Russia. 

  • Konstanty Srokowski 1878-1935
    Journalist and political activist. 

  • Jan Stachniuk 1905-1963
    An ideologist of neo-pagan movements.

  • Zdzisław Stahl 1891-1987
    Journalist, economist and politician. 

  • Maciej Starzewski 1891-1944

    Lawyer who was an active participant of the discussion about the political system of the Second Polish Republic. 


  • Stanisław Starzyński 1853-1935

    A lawyer, politician and university lecturer, recognized as the leading expert on constitutional law in the interwar period.


  • Stefan Starzyński 1893-1943

    Politician and Mayor of Warsaw whose writings concerned, inter alia, the role of the state in the economy; he was an advocate of statism. 


  • Stanisław Staszic 1755-1826

    Philosopher, geologist, political activist and writer, priest. He was born at some time before 6 November 1755 in Piła. 


  • Jan Stepa 1892-1959
    Bishop of Tarnów, philosopher and theologian.

  • Stanisław Stomma 1908-2005

    Political journalist, a representative of neo-positivism with traits of political realism.


  • Hieronim Stroynowski 1752-1815
    Piarist and later a parish priest who wrote, among other things, about economics and the law of the nations.

  • Wiktor Sukiennicki 1901-1983
    Lawyer, Sovietologist, theoretician of law and historian. 

  • Józef Supiński 1804-1893

    Political activist, political thinker and author of works on economics; precursor of positivism.


  • Wawrzyniec Surowiecki 1769-1827
    Economist, journalist and scholar of early Slavdom.

  • Stanisław Swianiewicz 1899-1997

    Economist, researcher of totalitarian economies and historian of ideas. He was born in 1899 in Daugavpils.


  • Aleksander Świętochowski 1849-1938
    Sociologist, political thinker, journalist and playwright.

  • Józef Kalasanty Szaniawski 1764-1843
    Political thinker, initially a follower of Jacobin ideas and subsequently a conservative.

  • Mieczysław Szawleski 1888-1942
    Diplomat, political journalist.

  • Józef Szujski 1835-1883
    Historian, writer, politician and journalist. 

  • Antoni Szymański 1881-1942

    Catholic priest and an outstanding representative of Polish Catholic science and social thinking.


  • Antoni Maurycy Szymański 1813-1894
    Lawyer, politician connected with the Great Emigration. 

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