Adam Mickiewicz


Born
in Zaosie, Poland
December 24, 1798

Died
November 26, 1855

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To a Pole, the name Adam Mickiewicz is emblematic of Polishness and greatness. What Homer is to the Greeks, or Shakespeare to the British, Mickiewicz is to the Poles. He is a cultural icon, a name inextricably connected with Polish literature and history, and one mentioned with pride. Mickiewicz stands out in the consciousness of Poles both as a man of letters and a political leader.

Despite his unquestionable status and fame, however, much of Mickiewicz's biography is shrouded in mystery. Even the generally accepted date of his birth, December 24. 1798, is uncertain, since it hasn't been determined whether it refers to the Gregorian or the Julian calendar. Nor has it been established conclusively whether Mickiewicz was born in Nowogrodek or
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“Ty mnie zabiłeś! - ty mnie nauczyłeś czytać!
W pięknych księgach i pięknym przyrodzeniu czytać!
Ty dla mnie ziemię piekłem zrobiłeś
(z żalem i uśmiechem)
i rajem!
(mocniej i ze wzgardą)
A to jest tylko ziemia!”
Adam Mickiewicz, Dziady

“Kto miłości nie zna, ten żyje szczęśliwy,
I noc ma spokojną, i dzień nietęskliwy.”
Adam Mickiewicz, Dziady

“I and motherland are one. My name is Million, because for millions do I love and suffer agonies.”
Adam Mickiewicz, Forefathers' Eve

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