He finished the local school in Vilna and graduated from Warsaw and Vilnius University.
In 1816 was a candidate, in 1821 a Master of Philosophy. In 1822-1824 he worked in the archives at Radivilov in Vilna. One of the founders of the private companyof philomats. Because of this activity was sent to Moscow (in 1825-1831 worked as a librarian at the University), and then in Tobolsk. In 1860 he returned to Vilna. In the newspaper "Tudovnik Wilensky" printed sentimental poems and historical documents in the spirit of romanticism ( "The Village," "Groundless sadness" ). He was an author of the article "Idyll Kupala," based on Belarusian folk legends and customs. Made a friendship with Chechetov, Miscavige and Zonom. The last story, "Light and Love" was a world-known.