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Square dedicated to Maria Konopnicka (Gdańsk, Poland)

    Maria Konopnicka, née Wasiłowska (born 1842, Suwałki, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – died 1910, Lwów, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, Austria-Hungary), was a Polish poet, novelist, children’s writer, translator, journalist, critic, and activist for women’s rights and for Polish independence. She was one of the most important poets of Poland’s Positivist period. At the end of her life, she had to flee Poland because of her involvement in resistance against Prussian repression and she spent time in Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, France and Switzerland.

    A biography and picture are available on Wikipedia.

    Address: Skwer im. Polskich Harcerzy, Wały Jagiellońskie, 90-980 Gdańsk, Poland.