Stefan Witwicki

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Stefan Witwicki, ca. 1831

Stefan Witwicki (September 13, 1801 – April 15, 1847) was a Polish poet of the Romantic period.


From 1822 Witwicki worked in the Congress Poland's Government Commission on Religions and Education (Komisja Rządowa Wyznań i Oświaty).

In 1832 he emigrated of his own free will to Paris, France, where he became a friend of the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz.

He was a friend of Frédéric Chopin, who dedicated his Mazurkas, Op. 41 to him, and who also set ten of his texts as Polish songs.


Witwicki wrote:

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