Cyprian Kamil Norwid

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Cyprian Kamil Norwid

Birth
Death 23 May 1883 (aged 61)
Burial Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland
Plot Crypts of the Bards
Memorial ID 90327496 · View Source
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Cyprian Kamil Norwid, also known as Cyprian Konstanty Norwid, was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor. He was born in the Masovian village of Laskowo-Gluchy near Warsaw. One of his maternal ancestors was Polish King John III Sobieski. He is regarded as one of the second generation of romantics. He wrote many well-known poems including Fortepian Szopena ("Chopin's Piano"), Moja piosnka [II] ("My Song [II]"), ("A Funeral Rhapsody in Memory of General Bem"). He experienced increasing health problems, unrequited love, harsh critical reviews, and increasing social isolation. He lived abroad most of his life, especially in London and in Paris, where he died. He is now considered one of the four most important Polish Romantic poets. Other literary historians, however, consider this an over-simplification, and regard his style to be more characteristic of classicism and parnassianism. In 1842 he went to Dresden, ostensibly to gain instruction in sculpture. He later also visited Venice and Florence. After he settled in Rome in 1844, his fiancee Kamila broke off their engagement. Later he met Maria Kalergis, née Nesselrode, who became his 'lost love', even as his health deteriorated. During 1849-1852, he resided in Paris, where he met fellow Poles Frederic Chopin and Juliusz Slowacki, as well as Russians Ivan Turgenev and Alexander Herzen. decided to emigrate to the United States of America on 29 September 1852. He arrived aboard the "Margaret Evans" in New York on 12 February 1853, and during the spring, obtained a well-paying job at a graphics firm. By autumn, he had learned about the outbreak of the Crimean War. He lived in London and earned enough money through artistic endeavours to be finally able to return to Paris. On 24 September 2001, 118 years after his death in France, an urn containing soil from the collective grave where he had been buried, from the Paris cemetery of Montmorency, was enshrined in the
Cathedral. His remains were placed next to those of fellow Polish poets Adam Mickiewicz and Juliusz Slowacki.


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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 18 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90327496
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyprian Kamil Norwid (24 Sep 1821–23 May 1883), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90327496, citing Wawel Cathedral, Kraków, Miasto Kraków, Małopolskie, Poland ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .