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Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska
Wisława Szymborska, in Kraków, Poland 2011
Born2 July 1923(1923-07-02)
Prowent, Poland (now Kórnik, Poland)
Died1 February 2012(2012-02-01) (aged 88)
Kraków, Poland
Notable award(s)
Spouse(s)Adam Włodek (1948–1954; divorced)
This person won a Nobel Prize
Wisława Szymborska-Włodek, Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska [viˈswava ʂɨmˈbɔrska] (2 July 1923 – 1 February 2012) was a Polish poet, essayist, and translator. She was the recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Szymborska was born in Prowent. She died 1 February 2012 at home in Kraków from natural causes, aged 88.[1]


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