Henryk Sienkiewicz (May 5, 1846 - November 15, 1916) was a Polish novelist, one of the most outstanding Polish writers of the 2nd half of 19th century. Since published his novels in series in newspapers, he was immensely popular and loved at his times and after over a century he is still highly valued among readers of prose. He is best known for his colourful historical novels depicting heroic deeds of Polish fighters.
His novel Quo Vadis has been filmed several times, notably the 1951 version.
Nobel Prize in literature laureate in 1905 (for his novel Quo Vadis)
The most important works:
Trylogia (the Trilogy) composed of following books:
Ogniem i mieczem (With Fire and Sword) 1884
Potop (The Deluge) 1886
Pan Wołodyjowski (Mr. Wolodyjowski) 1888
Krzyżacy (The Teutonic Knights) 1900 - see Battle of Grunwald
Quo Vadis 1895
W pustyni i w puszczy (In Desert and Wilderness) 1912
Rodzina Połanieckich (The Polaniecki Family) 1894
Bez dogmatu (Without Dogma) 1891