Adam Mickiewicz

Poet

Birthday December 24, 1798

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Poland

DEATH DATE Nov 26, 1885 (86)

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About

Polish poet, dramatist, and essayist who was a primary figure in European Romanticism. His politically influential poetic works include Dziady, Grazyna, Pan Tadeusz, and Konrad Wallenrod.

Before Fame

He studied at the Imperial University of Vilnius. He published his first poem, "Zima miejska," in 1818.

Trivia

He, along with Juliusz Slowacki and Zygmunt Krasinski, was considered one of Poland's 'Three Bards.'

Family Life

Born into Polish nobility, he was the son of Mikolaj and Barbara Mickiewicz. His wife Celina died in 1852.

Associated With

Widely regarded as the greatest poet in the history of Polish literature, he has been called a Polish William Shakespeare.