Born September 24, 1821, Cyprian Norwid was a Polish poet, sculptor and painter who lived part of his life abroad. Born into royal lineage, he was orphaned at an early age. With an incomplete formal education, he was largely self-taught. Friends with Chopin and Turgenev, he was himself un-appreciated in his day, dying largely un-published and in poverty. He struggled with his health, and his fading sight and hearing. Love and intimacy eluded him. He struggled with depression, spending his last days abroad in isolation. The full collection of his works wasn’t released until 1971.