Juliusz Słowacki [20]

The 200th birthday anniversary of Juliusz Słowacki

Face value: 20 pln
Dimensions: 138 x 69 mm
Mintage: 80000 pcs
Date of issue: 2009-09-23
Issue price: 44 pln
Designer: Maciej Kopecki
On the back of the note, on the left-hand side, there is a fragment of King Sigismund (III Vasa) Column at the Castle Square in Warsaw. At the top, there are images of flying cranes. In the middle, there is reproduction of a fragment of an autograph from the poem "Uspokojenie" (Reassurance) and, at the bottom, a fragment of the St. John the Baptist Cathedral in Warsaw.
On the face of the note, on the right-hand side, there is Juliusz Słowacki’s bust. In the centre, there is a stylized image of the manor house in Krzemieniec, which, for the past few years, has served as the Juliusz Słowacki Museum. This side of the note depicts the State emblem of the Republic of Poland.

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The 200th birthday anniversary of Juliusz Słowacki (in polish)

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 ...

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