Tomasz Zan (December 21, 1796 – July 19, 1855), was a Polish poet and activist. Events 69 - The end of the Year of the four emperors: Following Galba, Otho and Vitellius, Vespasian Year 1796 ( MDCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Events 711 - Muslim forces under Tariq ibn Ziyad defeat the Visigoths led by their king Roderic. Year 1855 ( MDCCCLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year
In 1817 he was a cofounder of the Philomatic Association (Towarzystwo Filomatow), in 1820, Radiant Association (Towarzystwo Promienistych), in 1820-1823 president of Filaret Association (Zgromadzenie Filaretów), all of them student organizations in Vilna dedicated to Polish cultural and political activities. The Philomaths, or Philomath Society (Filomaci or Towarzystwo Filomatów; from the Greek philomathes, "lovers of knowledge" was a The Filaret Association (also translated as filaret(es, philaret(es; Zgromadzenie Filaretów Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Pożytecznej Zabawy, filareci For his activity in those organizations he was exiled by the Russian authorities to Siberia (from 1824 to 1837). The Polish term sybirak (plural sybiracy) is synonymous to the Russian counterpart Sibiryak (a dweller of Siberia) and generally refers to all
His poetry is mostly satirical, most known is the heroicomic 'Zgon tabakiery'.