Cyprian Norwid, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cyprian Norwid

Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor (1821-1883)

Date of Birth: 24-Sep-1821

Place of Birth: Głuchy, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 23-May-1883

Profession: writer, poet, playwright, painter, sculptor

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Cyprian Norwid

  • Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a.k.a.
  • Cyprian Konstanty Norwid (Polish pronunciation: ['t?s?prjan 'n?rvid]; 24 September 1821 – 23 May 1883), was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor.
  • He was born in the Masovian village of Laskowo-Gluchy near Warsaw.
  • One of his maternal ancestors was the Polish King John III Sobieski.Norwid is regarded as one of the second generation of romantics.
  • He wrote many well-known poems including Fortepian Szopena ("Chopin's Piano"), Moja piosnka [II] ("My Song [II]") and Bema pamieci zalobny-rapsod (A Funeral Rhapsody in Memory of General Bem).
  • Norwid led a tragic and often poverty-stricken life (once he had to live in a cemetery crypt).
  • He experienced increasing health problems, unrequited love, harsh critical reviews, and increasing social isolation.
  • He lived abroad most of his life, especially in London and, in Paris where he died. Norwid's original and non-conformist style was not appreciated in his lifetime and partially due to this fact, he was excluded from high society.
  • His work was only rediscovered and appreciated by the Young Poland art movement of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
  • He is now considered one of the four most important Polish Romantic poets.
  • Other literary historians, however, consider this an oversimplification, and regard his style to be more characteristic of classicism and parnassianism.

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