Jan Kochanowski facts for kids
Sycyna, Kingdom of Poland
|Died||22 August 1584 (age 54 or 55)
|Spouse(s)||Dorota, née Podlodowska|
Jan Kochanowski was born into a noble family in the village of Sycyna, Poland. His parents were Piotr Kochanowski, a lawyer and judge, and Anna Białaczowska. They had 11 children, two of which were also writers. He studied at the University in Cracow, he then attended the University of Königsberg, in Ducal Prussia, and Padua University in Italy.
He returned to Poland in 1559. In 1563 he became a secretary at the royal court of Sigismund II Augustus. He married around 1575 and settled at the family estate. He died of a heart attack in 1584 in the town of Lublin.
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