Namesakes

Bishops of Rome and the Popes: 1 pope
John Paul II (a.k.a. Józef)   1978-2005  
Dutch Prime Ministers: 2 prime ministers
Jo Cals (a.k.a. Jozef)   1965-1966  
Piet de Jong (a.k.a. Jozef)   1967-1971  
Notable Artists: 1 cartoonist
Jef Nys (a.k.a. Jozef)   1927-2009  
Notable Athletes: 1 soccer, 1 tennis
(soccer) Lukas Podolski (a.k.a. Józef )   1985-  
(tennis) Jozef Kovalík   1992-  
Notable Writers: 1 author
Jef Nys (a.k.a. Jozef)   1927-2009  
Olympic Medalists: 3 gold, 1 bronze, 1 bronze/silver
(gold) Tiest van Gestel (a.k.a. Jozef)   1920   archery - moving target 28 m, team  
(gold) Józef Szmidt   1960; 1964   triple jump  
(bronze/silver) Jozef Golonka   1964; 1968   ice hockey  
(gold) Jozef Pribilinec   1988   20 km walk  
(bronze) Jožef Holpert   1988   handball  
Saints: 2 saints, 1 blessed
Blessed Józef Sebastian Pelczar   1842-1924  
Saint Józef Bilczewski   1860-1923  
Saint John Paul II (a.k.a. Józef)   1920-2005