Adam Bełcikowski

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Adam Bełcikowski
Academician, Historian, Poet, Writer
Kraków, Rakowicki Cemetery

Adam Bełcikowski (Belcikowski) (December 24, 1839 – January 13, 1909) was a Polish philosopher, historian of literature, poet and a dramaturg. He was born and died in Kraków.

Belcikowski attended Saint Barbe school and Saint Ann Highschool. In 1859, he enrolled at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków as a philosophy student and obtained his doctorate in Philosophy in 1863.


In 1866, Belcikowski was appointed assistant in History of Polish Literature in Warsaw. In 1868, he left Warsaw and got back to Kraków. In 1869, he became professor in a junior highschool in Lviv. In 1870 he was appointed prefessor of History of Polish Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków alongside with Stanisław Tarnowski. In 1876, he became "skryptor" of the Library of the Jagiellonian University, a title that would last till his death. There are two aspects in his works that are research and creation. He wrote novels, sort stories as well as dramas and comedies. Within a collective publication he published a series of critics and historical researchs under the title "Ze stuyów nad literarurą polską". This publication was issued on the exact 25th year of his taking on writing. Adam Belcikowski was buried in Rakowicki Cemetery in Kraków.


  • Dramata i komedje (5 tomes, Kraków, 1898)
  • Ze studiów nad literaturą polską (1886)
  • Dług honorowy (1872)
  • Patryarcha (1872)
  • Domowe ognisko (1885)
  • Stary kawaler (1885).



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