Honoré de Balzac
4-5 maja 1850
Polski Towarzystwo Wspołpracy z Francja
Balzac stayed here, May 4-5, 1850
Polish-French Friendship Society
Erected by Polski Towarzystwo Wspołpracy z Francja.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical date for this entry is May 4, 1850.
Location. 50° 3.775′ N, 19° 56.388′ E. Marker is in Kraków, Małopolska, in Kraków Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of Floriańska and Świętego Tomasza, on the left when traveling north on Floriańska. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Floriańska 14, Kraków, Małopolska 31-021, Poland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rafał Józef Czerwiakowski (a few steps from this marker); Feliks Nowowiejski (within shouting distance of this marker); Church of Sts. John the Baptist and John the Evangelist (within shouting distance of this marker); First Evangelical Church
Regarding Honoré de Balzac. After a long relationship, Balzac married a Polish noblewoman, Ewelina Hańska, on March 14, 1850, in Berdychiv (Ukraine). They set off for Paris in late April, arriving on May 20. This stop in Kraków, then, was merely a stop in transit, rather than a stay of any particular significance. In a declining state of health even before his marriage, Balzac died August 18, 1850.
Also see . . . Honoré de Balzac (Wikipedia). "Honoré de Balzac (born Honoré Balzac, 20 May 1799 – 18 August 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. The novel sequence La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of post-Napoleonic French life, is generally viewed as his magnum opus....Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of Paris, a backdrop for much of his writing, takes on many human qualities. His writing influenced many famous writers, including the novelists Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Gustave Flaubert, Jack Kerouac, and Henry James, filmmakers Akira Kurosawa and Eric Rohmer as well as important philosophers such as Friedrich Engels. Many of Balzac's works have been made into films, and they continue to inspire other writers." (Submitted on June 20, 2018.)
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