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Adam Mickiewicz (1798–1855)

Mickiewicz, Adam (mits-kē’ā-vich). A celebrated Polish poet; born near Novogródek, Lithuania, Dec. 24, 1798; died at Constantinople, Nov. 26, 1855. He was the greatest of Slavic poets. Banished from Poland for political reasons, he resided principally at Paris after 1828; was professor of the Slavic languages and literature at the Collège de France (1840–44). His great work was the epic ‘Pan Tadeusz’ (Lord Thaddeus [of Warsaw]: 1834), a picture of Lithuanian life in 1812; though another epic, ‘Conrad Wallenrod’ (1828), written while an exile in Russia, is hardly less renowned. Other important works were: a third epic, ‘Grazyna’ (1822); the ballad ‘Dziady’ (1823); ‘Crimean Sonnets’ (1826); ‘The Books of the Polish People and of the Polish Pilgrimage’ (1832); ‘Lectures on Slavic Literature’; etc. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).