Antoniewicz, Charles Bolaz

Antoniewicz, Charles Bolaz a Polish poet and pulpit orator, born at Lemberg, Nov. 6, 1807, died at Obra, Nov. 14, 1852. He early distinguished himself as a poet, and took an active part in the Polish revolution of 1830. After the death of his wife he entered, in 1839, the order of Jesuits,; and at once obtained the reputation of being the most distinguished among the living Polish pulpit orators. His countrymen compared him with Lacordaire (q.v.) and Ventura (q.v.). He had, in particular, great success as an apostle of temperance. Antoniewicz contributed many poetical and theological articles to Polish journals, and also published a number of books, as Sonettes (1828), Bielang (1829), Reminiseences of Polish Convents, etc. A biographical sketch of Antoniewicz, in Polish ("Reminiscences of the Life and the Writings of Antoniewicz"), was published by the priest Ignaz Polkowski (Warsaw, 1861). — Unsere Zeit, 8, 717 sq.

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