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Wespazjan Kochowski (1633–1700)

Kochowski, Hieronymus Wespazjan (ko-ċhof’skē). A Polish poet; born at Gaje, Sandomir, 1633; died in 1700. His songs written for the enlivenment of camp life, if occasionally somewhat wild, are always fresh and gay. A collection of his satires, odes, and epigrams appeared in 1674. Among his religious poems was an epic, ‘The Suffering Christ’ (1681), consisting of 5,000 verses. ‘Polish Psalmody’ appeared in 1695. He is the best representative of the Polish poetry of the seventeenth century. He wrote also several historical works.