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Jan Parandowski

Full name: Jan Parandowski
Gender: Male
Born: May 11, 1895 in Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Died: September 26, 1978 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Country: POL Poland
Sport: Art Competitions

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Polish author, essayist, literature translator and writer Jan Parandowski earned a bronze medal for his work Olympic Discus at the 1936 Berlin Olympics in the Art Competitions in the category Literature, Epic Works. He was best known for his works relating to classical antiquity, and he was also the President of the Polish PEN Club from 1933-78, with a break during World War II. In 1913 he began his studies in the field of archeology and classical philology at the University of Warszawa, which were interrupted during World War I but continued through 1920. In 1922-24 he was a literary manager at the A. Altenberg publishing company, where he launched a series of translations from classical literature. In 1924-29 he studied in Greece, France and Italy, returning to Warszawa in 1929. Parandowski was a connoisseur of and promoted culture and ancient literature, and was a strong supporter of Renaissance humanism.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 41 Berlin Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Epic Works Poland POL 3 Bronze

Mixed Literature, Epic Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank Title
1936 Summer 41 Berlin Art Competitions Poland Final Standings 3 Olympic Discus
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