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Cyprian Godebski

Cyprian Godebski (1765 – April 19, 1809) was a Polish poet, novelist, father of Franciszek Ksawery. An outstanding poet of the so-called "Legions Poetry".


"Death of Cyprian Godebski at Raszyn" painted by January Suchodolski.

Cyprian served in the Polish Legions from 1798 until 1801. In 1803–1806 he became, together with Ksawery Kossecki, publisher and editor of the "Zabawy Przyjemne i Pozyteczne" almanach. From 1805 he was a member of the Friends of Science Society. In 1806 Cyprian joined the Polish Army of the Duchy of Warsaw; he had become disillusioned with the policy of Napoleon towards Poland. He died in the Battle of Raszyn in 1809.[1]


See also

  • Misia Sert, pianist, daughter of Cyprian Godebski

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