The city of Warsaw is home to a large number of monuments to famous Poles. A quick walk along Krakowskie Przedmieście allows the visitor to view monuments to Adam Mickiewicz, Bolesław Prus, and Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński, among others.
Adam Mickiewicz (1798-1855) is regarded as Poland’s greatest romanic poet. His longest poem and his masterpiece was entitled Pan Tadeusz. He referred to Lithuania as his ‘fatherland’ and is considered there to be a Lithuanian himself.
SOURCE: Monument to Adam Mickiewicz (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.
Bolesław Prus, the pen name of Aleksander Głowacki (1847-1912), is one of Poland’s most noted novelists. His best known works include The Doll and Pharaoh. He took his pen name ‘Prus’ from the name of his family’s coat of arms.
SOURCE: Monument to Bolesław Prus (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.
Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński (1901-1981) was the Primate of Poland. During communist times, Cardinal Wyszyński negotiated with the communist authorities to allow the Roman Catholic Church to function in Poland. In addition, Cardinal Wyszyński helped establish separation of church and state.
SOURCE: Monument to Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński (Warsaw, Poland). Photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 Sep 2009.
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