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Henryk Sienkiewicz

1846 - 1916

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Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz (US: shen-KYAY-vitch, -⁠KYEV-itch, Polish: [ˈxɛnrɨk ˈadam alɛkˈsandɛr ˈpjus ɕɛnˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ]; 5 May 1846 – 15 November 1916), also known by the pseudonym Litwos (Polish pronunciation: [ˈlitfɔs]), was a Polish writer, novelist, journalist and Nobel Prize laureate. He is best remembered for his historical novels, especially for his internationally known best-seller Quo Vadis (1896). Born into an impoverished Polish noble family in Russian-ruled Congress Poland, in the late 1860s he began publishing journalistic and literary pieces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henryk Sienkiewicz has received more than 684,011 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Henryk Sienkiewicz is the 206th most popular writer (up from 262nd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from Poland (up from 37th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Polish Writer.

Henryk Sienkiewicz is most famous for writing the novel Quo Vadis.

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Among writers, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 206 out of 5,755Before him are Yasunari Kawabata, Herman Melville, Taras Shevchenko, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Stéphane Mallarmé, and Friedrich Hölderlin. After him are Chinghiz Aitmatov, Colette, Wisława Szymborska, Ferdowsi, Pierre Corneille, and Pearl S. Buck.

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Among people born in 1846, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 2Before him is Peter Carl Fabergé. After him are Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, George Westinghouse, Buffalo Bill, Edmondo De Amicis, Comte de Lautréamont, Wilhelm Maybach, Wladimir Köppen, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Gaston Maspero. Among people deceased in 1916, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 5Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Grigori Rasputin, Jack London, and Ernst Mach. After him are Yuan Shikai, Umberto Boccioni, Élie Metchnikoff, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, Odilon Redon, Franz Marc, and William Ramsay.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 26 out of 1,454Before him are Fedor von Bock (1880), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), and Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902). After him are Wisława Szymborska (1923), Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Maximilian Kolbe (1894), Krzysztof Kieślowski (1941), and Kurt Lewin (1890).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 5Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Janusz Korczak (1878), Stanisław Lem (1921), and Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902). After him are Wisława Szymborska (1923), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Witold Gombrowicz (1904), and Osip Mandelstam (1891).