Henryk Sienkiewicz

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Birthday
5, 1846
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 15, 1916 (70)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
5, 1846
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 15, 1916 (70)

About

A Polish writer of historical fiction, he is best known for With Fire and Sword, The Deluge, and Sir Michael. He won the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Before Fame

He wrote his first (unpublished) novel at age nineteen. He studied medicine, law, and history at the Imperial University of Warsaw.

Trivia

He is well known for his novel, Quo Vadis, which is set in Ancient Rome during the reign of Nero.

Family Life

He grew up with a brother named Kazimierz and four sisters: Aniela, Helena, Zofia and Maria.

Associated With

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature two years before English poet Rudyard Kipling received the same honor.