Adam Mickiewicz

1798 - 1855

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Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. He also largely influenced Ukrainian literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam Mickiewicz has received more than 919,319 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Adam Mickiewicz is the 136th most popular writer (up from 213th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Poland (up from 29th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Writer.

Adam Mickiewicz is most famous for being the author of the epic poem "Pan Tadeusz."

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Notable Works

Les Slaves
Pan Tadeusz, czyli, Ostatni zajazd na Litwie
Pan Tadeusz
Konrad Wallenrod
Sonety krymskie


Among writers, Adam Mickiewicz ranks 136 out of 7,302Before him are Guillaume Apollinaire, Plautus, Cato the Elder, Hafez, Samuel Beckett, and Günter Grass. After him are Yukio Mishima, Carlo Collodi, Boris Pasternak, Mary Shelley, Petronius, and Rudyard Kipling.

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Among people born in 1798, Adam Mickiewicz ranks 3Before him are Auguste Comte, and Eugène Delacroix. After him are Pedro I of Brazil, Alexandra Feodorovna, Giacomo Leopardi, Jules Michelet, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Josiah Warren, František Palacký, and Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1855, Adam Mickiewicz ranks 5Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Søren Kierkegaard, Nicholas I of Russia, and Charlotte Brontë. After him are Gérard de Nerval, Infante Carlos, Count of Molina, Adelaide of Austria, Pavel Nakhimov, Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure, François Rude, and Maria Theresa of Austria.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Adam Mickiewicz ranks 14 out of 1,694Before him are David Ben-Gurion (1886), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), and Günter Grass (1927). After him are Fritz Haber (1868), Johann Gottfried Herder (1744), Marie Leszczyńska (1703), Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Władysław Szpilman (1911), and Wernher von Braun (1912).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Adam Mickiewicz ranks 2Before him are Günter Grass (1927). After him are Wisława Szymborska (1923), Janusz Korczak (1878), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Władysław Reymont (1867), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Olga Tokarczuk (1962), and Alfred Döblin (1878).