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Rej, Mikolaj
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(Feb 4, 1505, Żórawno near Halicz – Oct 4, 1569, Rejowiec near Lublin), member of the landed nobility who, as a versatile and prolific poet, became the “father of Polish literature.” A staunch supporter of the Reformation, he published his extensive Postilla in 1557. The work was reissued many times and was also translated into Lithuanian and Ruthene. It is permeated with praise of simple trust in God. He had already published his Polish translation of the Psalms in 1546. His last prose work, The Mirror (Zwierciadło, 1568), was the most highly regarded by his conte…

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Hauptmann, Peter, “Rej, Mikolaj”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024906>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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