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Aleksander Fredro


Who is Aleksander Fredro?

Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, playwright and author active during Polish Romanticism in the period of partitions by neighboring empires. His works including plays written in the octosyllabic verse and in prose as well as fables, belong to the canon of Polish literature. Fredro was harshly criticized by some of his contemporaries for light-hearted humor or even the alleged immorality which led to years of his literary silence. Many of Fredro's dozens of plays were published and popularized only after his death. His best-known works have been translated into English, French, German, Russian, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovak.

  • also known as Count Aleksander Fredro
  • born on (222 years ago) in Surochów, child of Marianna Fredro and Jacek Fredro
  • ethnicity: Poles
  • nationality: Poland
  • profession: Writer, playwright, poet, memoirist
  • Marriage with Zofia Jabłonowska between and (47 years and 8 months)
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  • died on (139 years ago) in Lviv
  • written works: "The major comedies of Alexander Fredro", "Vengeance", "Mr. Geldhab", "Man and Wife", "Ladies and Husars", "Mr. Jovial", "Maidens' Vows, or the Magnetism of the Heart", "The Annuity", "Paul and Gawel", "Wielki człowiek do małych interesów", "The Monkey in the Bath", "Topsy Turvy Talk"

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Google previewEncyclopedia of the Romantic Era, 1760-1850 (2004)

by Christopher John Murray

Other Polish romantics who remained for the most part on Polish territory include Aleksander Fredro, writer of comedies and known as the "Polish Moliere," and Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski, a prolific novelist, poet, critic, and publicist whose ...

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