Roman Dmowski

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  • Pawel Styrna (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Roman Dmowski was a Polish nationalist writer and statesman. In addition to numerous essays published in periodicals, he authored two seminal books about modern Polish politics, and one novel published under a pen name. He came from an impoverished noble family, graduated from the University of Warsaw, and traveled extensively in France, Japan, England, and the United States promoting the cause of Polish independence. He spent time in a Russian jail for political activity, but was subsequently elected to the Russian Duma in 1907. He never married and died in a friend’s house. On behalf of the newly-independent Poland, he was one of the signatories of the Versailles Treaty in 1919.

During the years 1895-1905, while residing …

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Styrna, Pawel. "Roman Dmowski". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 26 June 2009
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