Aleksander Fredro

1793 - 1876

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Aleksander Fredro (20 June 1793 – 15 July 1876) was a Polish poet, playwright and author active during Polish Romanticism in the period of partitions by neighboring empires. His works including plays written in the octosyllabic verse (Zemsta) and in prose (Damy i Huzary) as well as fables, belong to the canon of Polish literature. Fredro was harshly criticized by some of his contemporaries for light-hearted humor or even alleged immorality (Seweryn Goszczyński, 1835) which led to years of his literary silence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksander Fredro has received more than 99,434 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Aleksander Fredro is the 2,853rd most popular writer (down from 2,761st in 2019), the 635th most popular biography from Poland (down from 603rd in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Polish Writer.

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Notable Works

Trzy po trzy
Śluby panieńskie
Pisma wszystkie
Pan Yoṿyalsḳi


Among writers, Aleksander Fredro ranks 2,853 out of 7,302Before him are Guiraut Riquier, Peter Wessel Zapffe, William L. Shirer, Heinrich Vogeler, Mahasweta Devi, and Phlegon of Tralles. After him are Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Irvine Welsh, Leonid Leonov, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo, Dmitry Likhachov, and Anne McCaffrey.

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Among people born in 1793, Aleksander Fredro ranks 28Before him are Dost Mohammad Khan, George Green, Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov, Pavel Pestel, Ludwig Reichenbach, and Marie Antoinette Murat. After him are Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, Johann Friedrich von Eschscholtz, Casimir Delavigne, Johann Lukas Schönlein, Lucretia Mott, and Demetrios Ypsilantis. Among people deceased in 1876, Aleksander Fredro ranks 35Before him are Friedrich Christian Diez, Friedrich von Berchtold, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Joseph Jenkins Roberts, Louise Colet, and Giacomo Antonelli. After him are Manuel Blanco Encalada, Karl Eichwald, Johann Löwenthal, Josef Kriehuber, Hermann Goetz, and Braxton Bragg.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Aleksander Fredro ranks 635 out of 1,694Before him are Peter Berling (1934), Julius von Sachs (1832), Adam Michnik (1946), Stanisław Szukalski (1893), Myer Prinstein (1878), and Leszek Miller (1946). After him are Władysław Czartoryski (1828), Aleksander Zawadzki (1899), Salomon Morel (1919), Franciszek Pieczka (1928), Szymon Winawer (1838), and Marian Spychalski (1906).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Aleksander Fredro ranks 63Before him are Ewald Christian von Kleist (1715), Ignacy Krasicki (1735), Isaac Deutscher (1907), Hans Hellmut Kirst (1914), Tadeusz Różewicz (1921), and Adam Michnik (1946). After him are Alfred Kerr (1867), Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski (1595), Nathan Alterman (1910), Hermann Rauschning (1887), Maria Dąbrowska (1889), and Bronisława Wajs (1908).