Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz

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Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz
BirthplaceSkoki, near Brest
Poet, playwright, statesman
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Niemcewicz, Julian Ursyn


Born Feb. 16, 1757 (according to other data, 1758), in Skoki, near Brest; died May 21, 1841, in Paris. Polish writer.

Niemcewicz was an adjutant to T. Kosciuszko, and he took part in the Polish Uprising of 1830. Among his best works are the political comedy The Return of the Deputy (1790), the novels Lejbe and Sióra (1821) and Jan of Tęczyn (1825), and the memoirs Diaries of My Time (1823–25). His Historical Songs, published in 1816, were highly regarded by K. F. Ryleev, who translated the ballad “Gliñski” from the collection.


Dzieta, vols. 1–5. Kraków, 1884–86.
In Russian translation:
“Leshek Belyi. Duma o Stefane Pototskom.” In N. V. Gerbel’, Poeziiaslavian. St. Petersburg, 1871.


Lipatov, A. V. “Iu. U. Nemtsevich.” In Istoriia pol’skoi literatury, vol. 1. Moscow, 1968.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(7.) Speech delivered by Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz at the opening ceremony of the Polish Library in Paris, BPP ms.