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Aleksander Fredro (1793–1876)

Fredro, Count Aleksander (frād’rō). A notable Polish dramatist, called “the Molière of Poland”; born at Suchorow in Galicia, 1793; died at Lemberg, July 15, 1876. He is the founder of Polish comedy, those who preceded him having worked over French plays. ‘Mr. Moneybags’ (1821), ‘Ladies and Hussars,’ ‘Man and Wife,’ and ‘Revenge’ are his titles. The scenes are taken from real life.