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Wrocław in Wrocław Powiat, Dolnośląskie, Poland
 

Wincenty Pol

 
 
Wincenty Pol Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
1. Wincenty Pol Marker
Inscription.

W sierpniu 1847 R
ogladał Plac Solny

Wincenty Pol

Autor „Pieśni O Ziemi Naszej"

Towarzystwo Miłośników Wrocławia
20 IV 1957
W 150 rocznice urodzin w Pola

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(English translation:)

In August of the year 1847, Plac Solny (the market square here) was observed by Wincenty Pol, author of "Song of Our Land".

(placed by) The Friends of Wroclaw Association on April 20, 1957, on the 150th anniversary of his birth.
 
Erected 1957 by Towarzystwo Miłośników Wrocławia.
 
Location. 51° 6.542′ N, 17° 1.771′ E. Marker is in Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, in Wrocław Powiat. Marker is at the intersection of plac Solny and Eugeniusza Gepperta, on the left when traveling east on plac Solny. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: plac Solny 16, Wrocław, Dolnośląskie 50-062, Poland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stara Giełda / Old Exchange (a few steps from this marker); Eugeniusz Geppert (within shouting distance of this marker); Zabudowa placu Solnego / Houses on the Solny Square (Salt Market) (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Piwnica Świdnicka / Świdnicka Cellar (about 180 meters

Wincenty Pol Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, May 24, 2018
2. Wincenty Pol Marker - Wide View
away); Kamienica / An old house (about 210 meters away); Natalia Gorbaniewska (about 210 meters away); Former department store and bookstore of the Priebatsch company (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrocław.
 
Also see . . .  Wincenty Pol (Wikipedia). "Wincenty Pol (20 April 1807 – 2 December 1872) was a Polish poet and geographer....Although he had no formal education in geography, during his travels in Polish lands he wrote several books on this subject, and in 1849 was appointed professor at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow....He wrote a fine descriptive work, Obrazy z życia i podróży (Pictures of Life and Travel), and also a poem Pieśń o ziemi naszej (Song of our Land). In 1855 he published Mohort, a poem relating to the times of Stanisław August Poniatowski. His earlier Songs of Janusz (1836) inspired Frédéric Chopin to write a number of Polish songs, but only one survives." (Submitted on July 6, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Portrait of Wincenty Pol image. Click for full size.
Juliusz Kossak (image courtesy of Wikipedia)
3. Portrait of Wincenty Pol
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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