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 journalist, novelist 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 587,601 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 87 in 2019). Henryk Sienkiewicz is the 262nd most popular writer (down from 244th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Poland (down from 36th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Polish Writer.

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

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Among writers, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 262 out of 5,794Before him are Frédéric Mistral, Robert Burns, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Henry Miller, Tomas Tranströmer, and Ali-Shir Nava'i. After him are Jaroslav Hašek, Taras Shevchenko, Marcus Terentius Varro, Mario Puzo, Antonin Artaud, and Shota Rustaveli.

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Among people born in 1846, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 4Before him are Peter Carl Fabergé, George Westinghouse, and Rudolf Christoph Eucken. After him are Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, Buffalo Bill, Wilhelm Maybach, Comte de Lautréamont, Edmondo De Amicis, Wladimir Köppen, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and Émile Gallé. Among people deceased in 1916, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 7Before him are Franz Joseph I of Austria, Grigori Rasputin, Jack London, Ernst Mach, Yuan Shikai, and Élie Metchnikoff. After him are Franz Marc, William Ramsay, Henry James, Sholem Aleichem, Odilon Redon, and Umberto Boccioni.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 37 out of 1,231Before him are Kurt Lewin (1890), Wisława Szymborska (1923), Vladislaus II of Hungary (1456), Władysław Szpilman (1911), Max Born (1882), and Hans-Ulrich Rudel (1916). After him are Jakob Böhme (1575), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Rudolf Virchow (1821), Eric of Pomerania (1381), Rudolf Clausius (1822), and Arthur Rubinstein (1887).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Henryk Sienkiewicz ranks 6Before him are Günter Grass (1927), Janusz Korczak (1878), Isaac Bashevis Singer (1902), Stanisław Lem (1921), and Wisława Szymborska (1923). After him are Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Gerhart Hauptmann (1862), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Alfred Döblin (1878), Osip Mandelstam (1891), and Witold Gombrowicz (1904).