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Zygmunt Krasiński (1812–1859)

Krasiński, Zygmunt, Count (kär-sin’skē). A noted Polish poet; born in Paris, Feb. 19, 1812; died there, Feb. 23, 1859. He became one of Poland’s three greatest poets, exerting a wide influence on her literature. The drama ‘Iridion,’ depicting the contrast between Christianity and paganism in Rome under the Cæsars, appeared in 1836, and is generally thought his finest work. Next best are the symbolic drama, ‘Nieboska Comedya’ (The Undivine Comedy: 1837–48); ‘Przedswit’ (The Dawn: 1843); and ‘Psalmy Przyszlósci’ (Psalms of the Future: 1845–48), collections of lyric poems full of religion and patriotism. His writings were all published anonymously or under fictitious names. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).