Brodzinski, Kazimierz

BORN 8 Mar 1791, Krolovska, Bochnia - DIED 10 Oct 1835, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54 (Feld D/G)

Kazimierz Brodzinski was a precursor of Polish romanticism. He took part in Napoleonīs campaign in Russia in 1812 and he was wounded and captured during the Battle of Leipzig in 1913. After his release he lived in Cracow. In 1822 he became a professor at Warsaw University. His teachings and writings were important for the prevalence of romantism over classicism in Poland. His own work was influenced by Johann Gottfried Herder and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

In 1830 he didnīt participate in the Polish uprising, but after its collapse he lost his job. After living in Cracow for a while he returned to Warshaw where he was the editor of two magazines. In 1835 he went to Carlsbad for a health treatment. On his way back to Poland he died in Dresden and he was buried there.

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The grave of Kazimierz Brodzinski (on the left) at the Alter Katholischer Freidhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2016)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909

Bromley, Elizabeth

Published: 26 Oct 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022