Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkievich was born in a Belarusian Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth nobel family (szlachta) in the region of Babruysk.
Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkyevich was accused by the police in separatist propaganda during the January Uprising. He was arrested but later set free but kept under supervision by the police. His daughter, Kamila Marcinkievič, participated in the uprising and was sentenced to the psychiatric hospital for her political activity.
The writer was buried in Tupalshchyna, now it's Valozhyn region.