Maria Konopnicka was a poetess, she adopted a pseudonym Jan Sawa. She born in 1842, 23rd of May in Suwałki. Her childhood and youth she spend in Kalisz. From 1855 to 1856 she learned in Warsaw. In 1862 she married with Jan Jarosław Konopnicki. After Insurrection in January she went to Drezno. When her mariage fell apart in 1877, she came back to Warsaw with six her children. She worked as teacher and she wrote every kind of compositions - from lirycs poetry to fable. In Warsaw she organized a help to the prisoners. She died 8th of October 1810 in Lwów.