Sergiusz Piasecki

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Birthday
1, 1901
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Sep 12, 1964 (63)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1901
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Sep 12, 1964 (63)

About

One of the most respected Polish-language writers of the Twentieth century, he is particularly known for his 1937 masterwork, The Lover of Ursa Major. His other notable publications include the satirical work, The Memoirs of a Red Army officer, and the war memoir, The Tower of Babel.

Before Fame

He was sent to jail after attacking a teacher with a pistol. This event happened when he was in the seventh grade and marked the end of his formal education.

Trivia

His books were banned by the Communists in the People's Republic of Poland after World War II.

Family Life

He was the illegitimate son of a Polish nobleman and a Belarusian servant.

Associated With

He and Henryk Sienkiewicz are two of the most renowned Polish writers of the Twentieth Century.