Tadeusz Stefan Zieliński
Historian, Deceased Person
1859 – 1944
Who was Tadeusz Stefan Zieliński?
Tadeusz Stefan Zieliński was a prominent Polish classical philologist, historian, translator of Sophocles, Euripides and other classical authors into Russian. Author of works on history of ancient Greek culture and religion, classical education, and popularizaton of classical studies. Professor at the University of St. Petersburg, then at Warsaw University in the interwar Poland. Recipient of Honorary doctorates from the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, and twelve western European universities. Between 1933–1939 Zieliński was a member of the prestigious Polish Academy of Literature. His daughter became wife of Prof. Vladimir Beneshevich executed by the Soviet regime in 1938. Adrian Piotrovsky was his natural son.
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