DEAD: Juliusz Słowacki

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Juliusz Słowacki (aged 39)
Polish poet

Juliusz Słowacki (4 September 1809 – 3 April 1849) was a Polish Romantic poet. He is considered one of the “Three Bards” of Polish literature — a major figure in the Polish Romantic period, and the father of modern Polish drama. His works often feature elements of Slavic pagan traditions, Polish history, mysticism and orientalism. His style includes the employment of neologisms and irony. His primary genre was the drama, but he also wrote lyric poetry. His most popular works include the dramas Kordian and Balladyna and the poems Beniowski and Testament mój.

DEATH: Słowacki died in Paris on 3 April 1849 from tuberculosis, and on 5 April he was buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris. He never married.Only about 30 people attended his funeral.

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