Leopold Staff

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Birthday
14, 1878
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
May 31, 1957 (78)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1878
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
May 31, 1957 (78)

About

Polish modernist poet whose best-known poems include "Three Towns" and "The Bridge." He became vice president of the Polish Academy of Literature in 1933.

Before Fame

He attended Lviv University, where he was a student of philosophy and law.

Trivia

He served as an important literary role model for the young Polish poets involved in the experimental Skamander group.

Family Life

He was the son of a Czech-born confectioner, and he grew up with two siblings.

Associated With

His philosophically-themed poems were influenced by the work of Friedrich Nietzsche.