Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska (1891-1945)

Death: 9th July 1945
Location: Southern Cemetery, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Lancashire, England. Plot: I 2182 (Roman Catholic section)
Cause of death: Cancer
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Polish poet and playwright. During the inter-war period Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska published twelve volumes of poetry and established herself as one of the most innovative poets of the era.
She began her career as a playwright in 1924, with her first farce, Archibald the Chauffeur. By 1939 she had written fifteen plays whose treatment of taboo topics such as abortion, extramarital affairs, and incest provoked scandals. Critics compared her to Moliere, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.