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Adam Mickiewicz
Born December 24, 1798
Died November 26, 1855
Occupation Poet
Nationality Polish
Period 19th

Adam Bernard Mickiewicz (December 24, 1798 – November 26, 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 messianist philosopher who lectured at Collège de France.

In many literary critics' opinion, Mickiewicz is among the most important writers such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, George Byron and Homer.

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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