Juliusz Słowacki 
The 200th birthday anniversary of Juliusz Słowacki
Dimensions: 138 x 69 mm
Mintage: 80000 pcs
Date of issue: 2009-09-23
Issue price: 44 pln
Designer: Maciej Kopecki
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The year 2009 marks double anniversary of Juliusz Słowacki: the 200th
anniversary of his birthday and the 160th anniversary of his death. For this reason, the
Sejm of the Republic of Poland passed a resolution to commemorate those events and
proclaimed the year 2009 as the Year of Juliusz Słowacki.
As early as the second half of the 19th century, Słowacki earned one of the top places in the Pantheon of Polish poets of the Romanticism, between Adam Mickiewicz and Zygmunt Krasiński.
Słowacki, along with Mickiewicz, created Polish national poetic drama. He was a precursor of irony and grotesque in the Polish literature, and author of poems as well as reflective and philosophical lyrics. To this day, he is a lasting source of ideological ...