Europe Day flowers: Joseph Conrad

On Europe Day 2017 flowers were placed on the grave of Jozef Teodor Korzeniowski, to pay respects to a notable European.

Joseph Conrad was the pen name of Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, born in Berdyczow, Poland, (now in Ukraine) on 03 December 1857. The son of Polish political activists, he spent some of his early years, exiled with his parents in northern Russia.

Jozef joined the French then British merchant navies and became a master mariner.

At the age of 36 years old, Jozef started writing books under the name Joseph Conrad. He is adjudged by many, to be one of the greatest English-language writers.

Joseph Conrad Wikipedia

Many of the books by Joseph Conrad have been made as films eg ‘Apocalypse Now’ and ‘Heart of Darkness’.

Although he died at his home, ‘Oswalds’, in Bishopsbourne, near Canterbury, Kent on 03 August 1924, as Joseph Conrad, Jozef still has an Amazon author page

Photos copyright 2017 Théroigne S B G Russell  – Europe Day 2017

Canterbury City Cemetery
Westgate Court Avenue
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 8JL

The reference for the grave is N-53/62. Although the cemetery is divided alphabetically into sections, these are random and there isn’t a map at the main gate. There is a PDF map however.

 

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