Adam Mickiewicz; poet, drama writer, patriotic, the writer of the national epics of Poland and is accepted as the greatest representative of romaticism of the Polish literature. He was compared with George Byron and Johann Wolfgang Goethelye who were one of the most popular authors of the second half of the 19th of Europe. He joined the Ottoman army to organize the Polish regiments at Crimea and fought against the Russians. He passed away at his own apartment in Istanbul on 26 December 1855.
In 1870, a fire devastated almost whole Pera neighborhood, including his apartment where he spent his last years and passed away. In the same year, the apartment was purchased by a Polish aristocrat Josef Ratynski then was reconstructed. The apartment was converted into a museum on behalf of his name in 1955. The museum houses his belongings.
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