Aleksander Majkowski (1876-1938), Kashubian writer, poet, journalist, editor, activist, and physician by profession. The most important figure in the Kashubian movement before World War II. Editor of “Gryf” (The Griffon), author of the greatest Kashubian novel Żëcé i przigodë Remusa (The Life and Adventures of Remus), and The History of the Kashubs.
Aleksander Jan Alojzy Majkowski was born on July 17, 1876 in Kościerzyna (then Berent, Prussia) as the oldest child of a farmer apparently having two sisters and two brothers. In Kościerzyna, he completes primary school (volksschule) and in 1885-90 attends a German progymnasium. He is given a scholarship of Towarzystwo Pomocy Naukowej (Society of Educational Aid), based in Chełmno (then Culm). In 1891, he begins his education in gymnasium in Chojnice, living in a convent there. Also there, he becomes acquainted with Polish literature and history. In 1895, he earns his matriculation certificate. At first, he means to study (more…)