Jan Kochanowski

Jan Kochanowski

May 27, 1530 – August 22, 1584
Countries: Poland

Jan Kochanowski (ˈjan kɔxaˈnɔfskʲi; 1530 – 22 August 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polish literary language.
He is commonly regarded as the greatest Polish poet before Adam Mickiewicz, and the greatest Slavic poet prior to the 19th century.