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 141,755 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Jan Kochanowski is the 1,187th most popular writer (up from 1,369th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Poland (up from 291st in 2019) and the 25th 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 1,187 out of 5,794Before him are Xavier de Maistre, Lin Yutang, Nikolaus Lenau, Achilles Tatius, Shi Nai'an, and Alain-Fournier. After him are Paul Bourget, Nizar Qabbani, Chiara Lubich, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Meng Haoran, and Aelius Aristides.

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Among people born in 1530, Jan Kochanowski ranks 10Before him are Louis, Prince of Condé, Uesugi Kenshin, Jean Nicot, Anastasia Romanovna, Yasuke, and Ruy López de Segura. After him are Christopher Báthory, Johann Wilhelm, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Starina Novak, Juan de Herrera, Giambattista Benedetti, and Symon Budny. Among people deceased in 1584, Jan Kochanowski ranks 7Before him are Ivan the Terrible, William the Silent, Charles Borromeo, Francis, Duke of Anjou, Yi I, and Bernal Díaz del Castillo. After him are Balthasar Gérard, Marcantonio Colonna, Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, and Pieter Pourbus.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Jan Kochanowski ranks 244 out of 1,231Before him are Victor Klemperer (1881), Agnieszka Holland (1948), Jerzy Skolimowski (1938), Julia, Princess of Battenberg (1825), Ignacy Mościcki (1867), and Udo Lattek (1935). After him are Mykhailo Hrushevsky (1866), Jan Baudouin de Courtenay (1845), Piast the Wheelwright (800), Zbigniew Boniek (1956), Kurt Masur (1927), and Stanislaus of Szczepanów (1030).

Among WRITERS In Poland

Among writers born in Poland, Jan Kochanowski ranks 25Before him are Arnold Zweig (1887), Jan Potocki (1761), Andreas Gryphius (1616), Ernst Toller (1893), Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff (1848), and Albert Barillé (1920). After him are Jerzy Kosiński (1933), Bolesław Prus (1847), Tadeusz Mazowiecki (1927), Sławomir Mrożek (1930), Martin Opitz (1597), and Johanna Schopenhauer (1766).