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Ignacy Krasicki

Polish writer and poet, Catholic archbishop

1735   -   1801

country of citizenship: Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth
native language: Polish
languages spoken, written or signed: Polish, French
educated at: Lviv Jesuit College
occupation: journalist, linguist, poet, writer, novelist, translator, Catholic priest, playwright, Catholic deacon
award received: Order of the White Eagle, Order of the Red Eagle, Order of Saint Stanislaus, Order of the Black Eagle
position held: Catholic archbishop, Catholic bishop, deputy, kapelan królewski, diocesan bishop, titular bishop, Primate of Poland, bishop, bishop of Warmia

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Ignacy Błażej Franciszek Krasicki (3 February 1735 – 14 March 1801), from 1766 Prince-Bishop of Warmia (in German, Ermland) and from 1795 Archbishop of Gniezno (thus, Primate of Poland), was Poland's leading Enlightenment poet ("the Prince of Poets"), a critic of the clergy, Poland's La Fontaine, author of the first Polish novel, playwright, journalist, encyclopedist, and translator from French and Greek. His most notable literary works were his Fables and Parables (1779), Satires (1779), and poetic letters and religious lyrics, in which the artistry of his poetic language reached its summit.
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