Bielski, Marcin

(Wolski, Marcin) (1495-1575) Chronicler, born province of Sieradz, Poland; died there. A prolific writer, he is called the father of Polish prose, as he was the first author to use that language. His works include a biography of the philosophers, poems, and a universal history of Poland from 550, continued to 1597 by his son Joachim (1540-1599).

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