Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz
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BornAdam Bernard Mickiewicz
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Zaosie, Lithuania Governorate, Russian Empire
Died26 November 1855(1855-11-26) (aged 56)
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Resting placeWawel Cathedral, Kraków
OccupationPoet
LanguagePolish
NationalityPolish
Period19th
GenresRomanticism
Notable work(s)Pan Tadeusz
Dziady
Spouse(s)Celina Szymanowska (1834–55; six children; her death)

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Adam Bernard Mickiewicz ([mit͡sˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ] (Audio file "Pl-Adam_Mickiewicz.ogg " not found); 24 December 1798Template:Spaced en dash26 November 1855) was a heavily influential national Polish Romantic poet, generally regarded as the greatest figure in Polish literature,[1] especially known for his epic poem Pan Tadeusz. At the later phase of his life he was also a political activist, an ideologue and a messianist philosopher who lectured slavic languages at Collège de France.

Life

Early years

Adam Mickiewicz was born on 24 December 1798, either at his paternal uncle's estate in Zaosie (now Zavosse) near Navahrudak (in Polish, Nowogródek) or in Navahrudak itself in what was then part of the Russian Empire and is now Belarus.

Works

In many literary critics' opinion, Mickiewicz is among the most important writers such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, George Byron and Homer.[1][2]

<poem>::::Lithuania, my country! You are as good health:

How much one should prize you, he only can tell
Who has lost you.</poem>

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://info-poland.buffalo.edu/classroom/mickiewicz/grol.html
  2. George Sand, Goethe - Byron - Mickiewicz, "Revue des Deux Mondes"; December 1, 1838

Further reading

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