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List of notable or famous playwrights from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top playwrights born in Poland and even some popular playwrights who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish playwrights then this list is the perfect resource for you. These playwrights are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known playwright from Poland is included when available.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Jerzy Zawieyski to Jerzy Skolimowski.

This historic playwrights from Poland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Polish playwrights of note?" and "Who are the most famous playwrights from Poland?" These prominent playwrights of Poland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Polish playwrights.

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Aleksander Fredro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Playwrights from Poland
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Aleksander Fredro was a Polish poet, playwright and author active during Polish Romanticism in the period of partitions by neighboring empires. His works including plays written in the octosyllabic verse and in prose as well as fables, belong to the canon of Polish literature. Fredro was harshly ...more

Age: Died at 83 (1793-1876)

Birthplace: Surochów, Poland

Profession: Poet, Memoirist, Writer, Playwright

Credits: The Revenge, Maiden Vows, Paweł i Gaweł, Damen und Husaren

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Emil Zegadłowicz was a Polish poet, prose writer, novelist, playwright, translator, expert of art; co-originator of Polish expressionism, member of expressionists' group Zdrój, co-founder of group Czartak. ...more

Age: Died at 53 (1888-1941)

Birthplace: Bielsko, Poland

Profession: Playwright

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Ernst Toller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Playwrights from Poland
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Ernst Toller was a German left-wing playwright, best known for his Expressionist plays. He served in 1919 for six days as President of the short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, and was imprisoned for five years for his actions. He wrote several plays and poetry during that period, which gained him ...more

Age: Died at 46 (1893-1939)

Birthplace: Szamocin, Poland

Profession: Screenwriter, Playwright

Credits: Pastor Hall, Men Behind Bars

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Ferenc Herczeg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Playwrights from Poland
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Ferenc Herczeg was a Hungarian playwright and author who promoted conservative nationalist opinion in his country. He founded and edited the magazine Új Idők in 1895. In 1896 he was elected to parliament and in 1901 became the president of the Petőfi Society. One of his best novels, Dream Country ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1863-1954)

Birthplace: Vršac, Serbia

Profession: Writer, Playwright

Credits: Erotikon, Seven Sweethearts, The Colonel, The Seven Sisters

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