Born Feb. 27, 1822, in Warsaw; died Feb. 3, 1893, in Florence. Polish poet.
The son of an artisan, Lenartowicz became a minor official. His first works were published in the 1840’s. He emigrated after the revolution of 1848 and lived in Italy. His best known collections, The Lyre (1855) and The New Lyre (1859), describe the Polish countryside and the life and customs of the people. Some of the poems show the influence of folk songs.
WORKSPoezje wybrane, 2nd ed. Warsaw, 1957.
In Russian translation:
In Pol’skaia poeziia, vol. 1. Moscow, 1963.