|Born||December 24, 1798|
|Died||November 26, 1855|
Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (December 24, 1798 – November 26, 1855) was a heavily influential national Polish Romantic poet, generally regarded as the greatest figure in Polish literature, 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 at Collège de France.
Lithuania, my country! You are as good health:
How much one should prize you, he only can tell
Who has lost you.
- George Sand, Goethe - Byron - Mickiewicz, "Revue des Deux Mondes"; December 1, 1838