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|Born||Adam Bernard Mickiewicz
24 December 1798
Zaosie, Lithuania Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||26 November 1855
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
|Resting place||Wawel Cathedral, Kraków|
|Notable works||Pan Tadeusz
|Spouse||Celina Szymanowska (1834–55; six children; her death)|
Adam Bernard Mickiewicz ([mit͡sˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ]; 24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a heavily influential national Polish Romantic poet, generally regarded as the greatest figure in Polish literature, especially known for his epic poem Pan Tadeusz. At the later phase of his life he was also a political activist, an ideologue and a Messianic philosopher who lectured Slavic languages at Collège de France.
Adam Mickiewicz was born on 24 December 1798, either at his paternal uncle's estate in Zaosie (now Zavosse) near Navahrudak (in Polish, Nowogródek) or in Navahrudak itself in what was then part of the Russian Empire and is now Belarus.
Lithuania, my country! You are as good health:
How much one should prize you, he only can tell
Who has lost you.
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