Quantcast
peoplepill id: franciszek-karpinski
FK
3 views today
3 views this week
Franciszek Karpiński

Franciszek Karpiński

Polish poet
Franciszek Karpiński
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Polish poet
A.K.A. Franciszek Karpinski
Was Writer Poet Translator Playwright Librarian
From Poland Russia
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio Literature
Gender male
Birth 4 October 1741, Goloskiv, Ukraine
Death 16 September 1825 (aged 84 years)
Star sign Libra
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Franciszek Karpiński

Franciszek Karpiński (4 October 1741 – 16 September 1825) was the leading sentimental Polish poet of the Age of Enlightenment. He is particularly remembered for his religious works later rendered as hymns and carols. He is also considered one of the most original Polish writers of the early partitions. In his native Poland he was cherished during the Polish Romantic Period of the early 19th century.

Life

Karpiński was born in 1741 in Hołosków (Holoskiv) near Kolomyia and educated at Stanisławów (then the territory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, now Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine). He attended university in Lwow, obtaining the title of Doctor of Philosophy. He spent a further eighteen months in Vienna, where he studied foreign languages. His first employment was as tutor in the magnate courts.

In 1780, his first volume of poetry came to the attention of the powerful Czartoryski family. Under their patronage, he travelled to Warsaw to become secretary to Prince Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski. He wrote three books of poetry, which saw great popularity, but after a few years he became disillusioned by the hypocrisy prevalent in the capital, and retired back to the Polish Kresy (Eastern Borderlands) countryside, by then under the Austrian partition.

Between 1785 and 1818 he worked as a tutor to the Branicki family in Białystok. There he wrote some of his most famous works, including "Bóg się rodzi, moc truchleje" ("God is Born, Power Trembles") and "Kiedy ranne wstają zorze" ("When the Morning Lights Arise"). It was primarily those religious and patriotic songs, hymns and carols that would be sung by later generations and immortalize his works in Poland. In 1800 he became a member of the newly formed Society of Friends of Science.

Several of his poems make romantic references to one "Justina"; for this he was known as "Justina's lover" during his lifetime. Some speculate he nicknamed all of his loves Justina, and that he referred to at least three different women by this name.

In 1818, he retired to a manor near Wołkowysk (now Vawkavysk in Belarus), where he wrote his memoirs. He died on 16 September 1825.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 Oct 2019. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
From our partners
Sponsored
Reference sources
References
https://books.google.com/books?id=9Tbed6iMNLEC&pg=PA15
https://books.google.com/books?id=IlonvJlyPdAC&pg=RA3-PA446&dq=Franciszek+Karpi%C5%84ski&as_brr=3
https://books.google.com/books?id=11MVdBYUX5oC&pg=PA185
http://univ.gda.pl/~literat/krpnski/index.htm
https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb12807231b
https://data.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb12807231b
https://d-nb.info/gnd/11886436X
http://isni.org/isni/0000000109142273
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80137843
https://aleph.nkp.cz/F/?func=find-c&local_base=aut&ccl_term=ica=js2007400367&CON_LNG=ENG
http://aleph.nli.org.il/F/?func=find-b&local_base=NNL10&find_code=SYS&con_lng=eng&request=000432114
http://data.bibliotheken.nl/id/thes/p070605793
https://www.idref.fr/067690270
https://viaf.org/viaf/71518716
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/71518716
arrow-left arrow-right instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube pandora tunein iheart itunes