Henryk Sienkiewicz (1846-1916)

Death: 15th November 1916
Location: St. John's Archcathedral, Warsaw, Poland
Photo taken by: Cezary Piwowarski
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Polish novelist. Awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Literature because of his outstanding merits as an epic writer
He was a polish patriot who is remembered for writing historical novels that were serialised in newspapers. Outside of Poland his best known work is Quo Vadis which, set during the reign of Nero, has been filmed several times, most famously in 1951 staring Robert Taylor and Deborah Kerr.