Paderewski, Ignacy Jan
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Paderewski, Ignacy Jan

(November 18, 1860, Kuryłówka [Podolien, the Ukraine] – June 29, 1941, New York), Polish musician and politician. The pianist, internationally celebrated for his interpretation of Chopin, had been living in the United States since 1913, where he used his artistic fame to promote the restoration of an independent Polish state. Through his friendship with Edward Mandell House and Robert Lansing, Paderewski was able to influence President Wilson’s stance on the Poland question. As a member of the Komitet Narodowy Polski (KNP, the Polish National Committee …

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Hecker, Hans, “Paderewski, Ignacy Jan”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0452>
First published online: 2015



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