Czesław Miłosz

1911 - 2004

Czesław Miłosz

Czesław Miłosz (, also US: , Polish: [ˈtʂɛswaf ˈmiwɔʂ] (listen); 30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat. Regarded as one of the great poets of the 20th century, he won the 1980 Nobel Prize in Literature. In its citation, the Swedish Academy called Miłosz a writer who "voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts".Miłosz survived the German occupation of Warsaw during World War II and became a cultural attaché for the Polish government during the postwar period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Czesław Miłosz has received more than 395,896 page views. His biography is available in 87 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 347th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Czesław Miłosz ranks 345 out of 4,883Before him are Arion, Jean Genet, Heinrich Mann, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Patrick Modiano, and Alberto Moravia. After him are Ludovico Ariosto, Georges Bataille, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Lorenzo Valla, and Hector Malot.

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Among people born in 1911, Czesław Miłosz ranks 15Before him are William Golding, Władysław Szpilman, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, Marshall McLuhan, and Todor Zhivkov. After him are Mikhail Botvinnik, Robert Johnson, Jack Ruby, Tennessee Williams, Louise Bourgeois, and Melvin Calvin. Among people deceased in 2004, Czesław Miłosz ranks 10Before him are Ray Charles, Jacques Derrida, Juliana of the Netherlands, Francis Crick, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Françoise Sagan. After him are Peter Ustinov, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, and Janet Leigh.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Czesław Miłosz ranks 8 out of 171Before him are Józef Piłsudski (1867), Vytautas (1352), Emmanuel Levinas (1906), Romain Gary (1914), Mindaugas (1203), and Gediminas (1275). After him are Hermann Minkowski (1864), César Cui (1835), Emma Goldman (1869), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Algirdas (1296), and Pyotr Wrangel (1878).

Among WRITERS In Lithuania

Among writers born in Lithuania, Czesław Miłosz ranks 2Before him are Romain Gary (1914). After him are Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Jonas Mekas (1922), Simon Dach (1605), Vincas Kudirka (1858), Hermann Sudermann (1857), Branislaw Tarashkyevich (1892), Vydūnas (1868), Antanas Baranauskas (1835), Justinas Marcinkevičius (1930), and Žemaitė (1845).