Jan Lechon

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Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 8, 1956 (57)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Jun 8, 1956 (57)

About

Polish poet, diplomat, literary critic, and founder of an experimental literary movement called Skamander. He received a Polish Book Award for a collection entitled Srebrne i czarne (Silver and Black).

Before Fame

He published his first poetry collection at age fourteen and later studied at Warsaw University.

Trivia

He committed suicide by jumping from his twelfth floor window at New York's Hudson Hotel.

Family Life

His birth name was Leszek Jozef Serafinowicz, and he was the son of Wladyslaw and Maria Serafinowicz.

Associated With

He and Henryk Sienkiewicz were Polish authors who were active during the early twentieth century.