Czeslaw Milosz

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Birthday
30, 1911
Birthplace
Seteniai, Lithuania
Death Date
Aug 14, 2004 (93)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1911
Birthplace
Seteniai, Lithuania
Death Date
Aug 14, 2004 (93)

About

Lithuanian-born Polish poet, author, academic, translator, and recipient of the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. His numerous literary works include The Unencompassed Earth (poems), Starting from My Streets (prose), and Facing the River (poems).

Before Fame

His father was a civil engineer. Milosz and his brother, a documentary filmmaker, were raised in the Catholic faith.

Trivia

He was linguistically gifted and was fluent in Lithuanian, Polish, English, French, and Russian.

Family Life

He married Janina Dluska in 1944 and had two children. After his first wife's death, he wed American historian Carol Thigpen.

Associated With

His work was featured in Polish Writers on Writing, a 2007 publication edited by Adam Zagajewski.