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Henryk Sienkiewicz

  • Birth 5 May 1846 Lubelskie, Poland
  • Death 15 Nov 1916 Vevey, District de la Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut, Vaud, Switzerland
  • Burial Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
  • Memorial ID 9353523

Polish writer. Nobel prize recipient in 1905 for his novel "Quo vadis." Born in Wola Okrzañska, Poland, he used the pseudonym Litwos. Was educated in Warsaw. Journalist and a columnist in 1872 for one of the largest newspapers in Poland; then editor of 'Slowo'. Went to South America in 1876 as a correspondent for 'Gazeta Polska". At the outbreak of WWI he moved to Switzerland where he organized war relief for Polis people. Prolific writer of novels and short stories. Died in Versey, Switzerland.

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  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 22 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9353523
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henryk Sienkiewicz (5 May 1846–15 Nov 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9353523, citing Saint John's Archcathedral, Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .