Bochnia

  • Bochnia

    One of the oldest towns in the Malopolska Region, famous for its rock salt deposits uncovered in the 13th century. The development of Bochnia stemmed from its location at the intersection of trade routes leading from Western Europe to Ruthenia (and Asia Minor) and from Hungary to the Baltic Sea.

     

    Bochnia

    One of the oldest towns in the Malopolska Region, famous for its rock salt deposits uncovered in the 13th century. The development of Bochnia stemmed from its location at the intersection of trade routes leading from Western Europe to Ruthenia (and Asia Minor) and from Hungary to the Baltic Sea.

  • Stanisław Kleryka

    Bochnia and its surroundings are connected to several literary lives. The area is the birthplace of Stanisław Gąsiorek (a.k.a Stanisław Kleryka), born in 1504, considered the "pioneer" of Renaissance poetry. Gąsiorek studied at the Krakow Academy and, in 1529, affiliated himself with the court of Sigismund I the Old, where he served as court chaplain and court band conductor. His works primarily include panegyrics and pieces designed to document current events. In 1538, he brought his nephew, the Oświęcim – born Łukasz Górnicki, the future author of Dworzanin polski, to Krakow. He bequeathed his family estate in Bochnia to Górnicki's parents.

     

    Stanisław Kleryka

    Bochnia and its surroundings are connected to several literary lives. The area is the birthplace of Stanisław Gąsiorek (a.k.a Stanisław Kleryka), born in 1504, considered the "pioneer" of Renaissance poetry. Gąsiorek studied at the Krakow Academy and, in 1529, affiliated himself with the court of Sigismund I the Old, where he served as court chaplain and court band conductor. His works primarily include panegyrics and pieces designed to document current events. In 1538, he brought his nephew, the Oświęcim – born Łukasz Górnicki, the future author of Dworzanin polski, to Krakow. He bequeathed his family estate in Bochnia to Górnicki's parents.

  • Kazimierz Brodziński

    Kazimierz Brodziński, an outstanding pre-Romantic artist, poet, journalist, Christian thinker, translator and literary critic, was born in 1835 in the nearby village of Królówka.

     

    Kazimierz Brodziński

    Kazimierz Brodziński, an outstanding pre-Romantic artist, poet, journalist, Christian thinker, translator and literary critic, was born in 1835 in the nearby village of Królówka.

  • Ireneusz Iredyński

    The town of Bochnia is also linked to the postwar legacy of the prose writer, playwright and radio drama author, Ireneusz Iredyński (1939–1985).

     

    Ireneusz Iredyński

    The town of Bochnia is also linked to the postwar legacy of the prose writer, playwright and radio drama author, Ireneusz Iredyński (1939–1985).