Adam Mickiewicz

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Adam Mickiewicz
Born December 24, 1798
Died November 26, 1855
Occupation Poet
Nationality Polish
Period 19th

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (December 24, 1798November 26, 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 at Collège de France.

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

Lithuania, my country! You are as good health:
How much one should prize you, he only can tell
Who has lost you.

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  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