Ignacy Krasicki (4002 words)

Kamila Żukowska (University of Lodz)
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Scholars and researchers consider Ignacy Krasicki one of the most—if not the most—outstanding figures of the Polish Enlightenment. Indeed, he is one of the most popular classics of Polish literature, often mentioned together with Jan Kochanowski and Adam Mickiewicz. The biography of Krasicki—from 1766 prince-bishop of Warmia (he would frequently sign himself as X[iążę]B[iskup]W[armiński]) and from 1795 archbishop of Gniezno—is a typical example of a career in writing in the age of Poland’s last king, Stanisław II August. The writer belonged to the milieu that supported a ruler grappling with the gentry’s resistance to the social and moral changes taking place in the period of the Enlightenment, …

Citation: Żukowska, Kamila. "Ignacy Krasicki". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 November 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14107, accessed 03 March 2021.]

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