Bolesław Prus – polish writer

Prus Bolesław was born under name Aleksander Głowacki, in 1847 in Hrubieszów. He was leading author in the polish history of literature and philosophy, also known for his novel “The doll, ” adapted in multiple films and tv series.


Besides his writer’s activity, Prus fought in the uprising in 1863. What’s interesting – graduated math in Warsaw, worked as tutor and factory worker. A coworker of various magazines, author of novels, poems and stories.


How is he connected with Krakow?


Prus visited City of Kings multiple times. Had here also neurological treatment and eyes surgeries; then also donated money for Wawel Castle renewal.


Besides his, it might seem, positive connotations with Krakow, Prus repeatedly express himself mockingly about the city, especially about sold here a beer.


In honour to appreciate his merits in Polish literature, Krakow’s government decided to name after him street on Zwierzyniec district.

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