Barlow, Joel b. March 24, 1754 d. December 24, 1812 US Diplomat. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, fighting in the Battle of Long Island in New York (1776). He was appointed by President James Madison as the United States Ambassador to France, serving from 1811 to his death in Poland in 1812. A cenotaph exists for him in the Great Pasture Road Cemetery in Redding, Connecticut. Cause of death: Pneumonia Churchyard, Pomorskie, Poland
Hevelius, Johannes b. January 28, 1611 d. January 28, 1687 Astronomer. The last of the great "naked eye" astronomers, he is best remembered as the founder of lunar topography and described ten new constellations, seven of which are still recognized by modern astronomers. His parents were German-speaking Lutherans and wealthy brewing merchants. As a young boy he attended a local grammar school where he learned mathematics and astronomy and his parents sent him away to learn the Polish language. In 1630 he attended Leiden University in the Netherlands...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Saint Catherine's Church, Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland Plot: Church chancel.
Przybylska, Anna b. December 26, 1978 d. October 5, 2014 Actress, Model. A pretty brunette, she is remembered for numerous film appearances as well as for a large number of print and television ads. Raised on the north central coast of Poland, she had early modeling ambitions but in 1997 got her initial assignment in the form of her silver screen debut in "The Dark Side of Venus". Anna went on to a career on both the large and small screens, her best known cinematic appearances including "Sezon na leszcza" (2001), 2002's "Kariera Nikosia Dyzmy", and...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Parish of the Holy and Michael the Archangel, Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland