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Leopold Staff

Born in November 14, 1878 / Died in May 31, 1957 / Poland / Polish

Leopold Staff poet from Poland was born on November 14, 1878, had 78 years and died on May 31, 1957. Poems were written mainly in Polish language. Dominant movement is parnassianism.


Leopold Staff (14 November 1878 in Lemberg – 31 May 1957 in Skarzysko-Kamienna) was a Polish poet and one of the greatest artists of European modernism honored two times by honorary degrees (honoris causa). He was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Representative of classicism and symbolism in the poetry of Young Poland, an author of many philosophical poems strong influenced by the idea of the Übermensch, the ideas of the Franciscan order, and paradoxes of Christianity.. Polish poet