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Jan Kochanowski

1530 - 1584

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Jan Kochanowski (Polish: [ˈjan kɔxaˈnɔfskʲi]; 1530 – 22 August 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polish literary language. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Kochanowski has received more than 173,120 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Jan Kochanowski is the 1,299th most popular writer (down from 1,187th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from Poland (down from 244th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Polish Writer.

Jan Kochanowski is most famous for his epic poem, the "Dziady" (translated as "Forefathers' Eve"), which is a long narrative poem about the Polish nobility and the history of Poland.

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Among writers, Jan Kochanowski ranks 1,299 out of 5,755Before him are Roland Topor, Shūsaku Endō, Juan Rulfo, Mavro Orbini, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Robin Hobb. After him are Friedrich Maximilian Klinger, Nadezhda Mandelstam, Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Francesco Maria Piave, Vittorio Alfieri, and Ignazio Silone.

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Among people born in 1530, Jan Kochanowski ranks 11Before him are Anastasia Romanovna, Jean Nicot, Yasuke, Louis, Prince of Condé, Ruy López de Segura, and Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. After him are Christopher Báthory, Juan de Herrera, Starina Novak, Ranuccio Farnese, Kuyucu Murad Pasha, and Giambattista Benedetti. Among people deceased in 1584, Jan Kochanowski ranks 8Before him are William the Silent, Charles Borromeo, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Yi I, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, and Balthasar Gérard. After him are Marcantonio Colonna, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, and Pieter Pourbus.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Jan Kochanowski ranks 275 out of 1,454Before him are Erich Fellgiebel (1886), Ryszard Kaczorowski (1919), Hans Modrow (1928), Jan Długosz (1415), Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732), and Franz Mehring (1846). After him are Hermann Schwarz (1843), Stanislav Kosior (1889), Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765), Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749), Hugo Steinhaus (1887), and Moïse Kisling (1891).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Jan Kochanowski ranks 27Before him are Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), Bolesław Prus (1847), Jerzy Kosiński (1933), Arnold Zweig (1887), Albert Barillé (1920), and Jan Długosz (1415). After him are Sławomir Mrożek (1930), Johanna Schopenhauer (1766), Fritz Gerlich (1883), Martin Opitz (1597), Andreas Gryphius (1616), and Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885).