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Ignacy Krasicki (1735–1801)

Krasicki, Ignacy (krä-sitz’kē). A Polish ecclesiastic and author; born at Dubiecko, Galicia, in 1735; died at Berlin, Germany, March 14, 1801. He became bishop of Ermeland in 1767, archbishop of Gnesen in 1795, and for many years was one of the most brilliant figures at the court of Frederick II. The characteristics of his productions are caustic wit and a facile and agreeable style, which procured for him the title of “the Polish Voltaire.” ‘Monachomachia, or the Battle of Monks’ is considered his best work, but his ‘Satires’ (1778) and ‘Fables’ (1780) also take a high rank.