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 (shĕn-kyā′vĭch, -kyĕ′-), Henryk 1846-1916.
Polish author. He is best known for Quo Vadis? (1896), set in ancient Rome, and for his works based on Polish history, including With Fire and Sword (1884). He won the 1905 Nobel Prize for literature.


(Polish ʃɛŋˈkjɛvitʃ)
(Biography) Henryk (ˈxɛnrik). 1846–1916, Polish novelist. His best-known works are Quo Vadis? (1896), set in Nero's Rome, and the war trilogy With Fire and Sword (1884), The Deluge (1886), and Pan Michael (1888), set in 17th-century Poland: Nobel prize for literature 1905


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Henryk, 1846–1916, Polish novelist: Nobel prize 1905.
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A member of both the Henryk Sienkiewicz Society and the Archbishop Cieplak Society of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, a member of the Queen Hedwig Society of the Polish National Alliance, a member of the Polish- American Numismatic Association, and the Quo Vadis Club of Worcester where he was honored as "Man Of The Year" in 1996.
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