Henryk Sienkiewicz was one of the most popular Polish writers at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

In 1905, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his lifetime achievement.

The full name of the writer is Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz.

Henryk Sienkiewicz interesting facts

1. Henryk Sienkiewicz came from a noble family with the Oszyk coat of arms.

2. His most important works were: “With Fire and Sword”, “Deluge”, “Pan Wołodyjowski”, “The Połaniecki Family”, “Quo vadis”, “The Teutonic Knights” and “In Desert and Wilderness”.

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3. Felicjana Cieciszowska, Henryk’s grandmother, was the owner of Wola Okrzejska, where he was born.

4. Henryk Sienkiewicz wrote 36 books.

5. In 1990, his likeness appeared on a Polish banknote of PLN 500,000 (1 PLN = 0.26 USD).

6. He had big complexes because of his height (154 cm).

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7. Henryk Sienkiewicz liked the name Maria very much. Each of his wife’s was called that. He also named his daughter Maria. (he named his daughter Jadwiga).

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8. Henryk Sienkiewicz died at the age of 70.

9. 2019 is the 173th anniversary of his birth and the 103rd anniversary of his death.

10. His nickname was “Litwos” because all his paternal side was Lithuanian.

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11. Henryk Sienkiewicz was born 173 years ago. He died 102 years ago (data: May 2019).

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12. Sienkiewicz made his debut in the Weekly Review in 1869.

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Henryk Sienkiewicz questions and answers

Where and when was Henryk Sienkiewicz born?

Henryk Sienkiewicz was born on May 5, 1846 in Wola Okrzejska (today’s Lublin Province).

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Where and when did Henryk Sienkiewicz die?

Henryk Sienkiewicz died on November 15, 1916 in the Swiss Vevey.

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What was the cause of Henryk Sienkiewicz’s death?

Henryk Sienkiewicz died of a heart aneurysm (heart aneurysm).

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How many wives did Henryk Sienkiewicz have?

He had 3 wives: Maria Szetkiewicz, Maria Romanowska, and Maria Babska.

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How many children did Henryk Sienkiewicz have?

He had two children: son Henryk Józef and daughter Jadwiga.

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How tall was Henryk Sienkiewicz?

He was only 154 cm tall.

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How many years did Henryk Sienkiewicz live?

Henryk Sienkiewicz lived in the 1970s.

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What sign of the Zodiac was Henryk Sienkiewicz under?


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How many books did he write?

He wrote 36 books.

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What was the name of Henryk Sienkiewicz exactly?

Henryk Adam Aleksander Pius Sienkiewicz.

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