Adam Mickiewicz (Q79822)
Polish national poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist 
Also known as:
- Adam Bernard Mickiewicz
24 December 1798 Gregorian
He married a young girl whom he had known in Moscow as a teen-ager, Celina Szymanowski, brought up several children in that far from happy marriage, taught Latin literature with success at the College of Lausanne, and held the first chair of Slavic literatures at the Collège de France in Paris during the years 1840-1844.