Polish love letter almost 600 years old
PR dla Zagranicy
The oldest Polish love letter was written by Marcin from Międzyrzecz, western Poland, and is a testament to eternal love.
Andrzej Kirmiel, director of the regional museum in Międzyrzecz, shows a facsimile of the first love letter written in Polish. Photo: PAP/Lech Muszyński
The letter dates back to 1429 and was written by a resident of Międzyrzecz in western Poland.
It starts with the latin words “Ad dilectam”, which means “to beloved”, but the rest of the letter is written in Old-Polish language.
Marcin wrote the letter while on a trip to the Polish city of Poznań, where he was working as a secretary to the bishop.
Polish historians unanimously claim it is the oldest love letter ever written in Polish. (tf/rg)