Jan Kochanowski h. Korwin, Sr. (1530 - 1584) MP

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Birthplace: Sycyna Północna, Zwoleń, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: Died in Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland
Cause of death: heart attack
Occupation: Poet
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About Jan Kochanowski h. Korwin, Sr.

Jan Kochanowski – poeta polski epoki renesansu, sekretarz królewski. Uważany za jednego z najznakomitszych twórców czasów renesansu w Europie, najwybitniejszego poetę słowiańskiego, który przyczynił się do rozwoju polskiego języka literackiego. Wikipedia PL

Jan Kochanowski 1530 – 22 August 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet commonly regarded as the greatest Polish poet as well as the greatest Slavic poet prior to the 19th century.

Family

Parents: Piotr Kochanowski and Anna, née Białaczowska.

Consort:

  1. Dorota, née Podlodowska

Children:

  1. Urszula
  2. Hanna
  3. Ewa
  4. Poliksena
  5. Halszka
  6. Krystyna
  7. Jan (posthumous)

Works

Kochanowski's best-known masterpiece is Treny (Threnodies, 1580). It is a series of nineteen elegies upon the death of his beloved two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Urszula (pet name Urszulka). It has been translated into English as Laments) in 1920 by Dorothea Prall, and in 1995 by Stanisław Barańczak and Seamus Heaney.

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References

  • Jan Kochanowski
  • Czesław Miłosz, The History of Polish Literature, 2nd edition, Berkeley, University of California Press, 1983, pp. 60-80.
  • Jan Kochanowski, Laments, translated by Stanisław Barańczak and Seamus Heaney, New York, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1995.
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1530
1530
Sycyna Północna, Zwoleń, Mazowieckie, Poland
1575
1575
Age 45
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Age 45
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Age 46
1584
August 22, 1584
Age 54
Lublin, Lubelskie, Poland
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Age 54
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