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Jan Heydatel [Poles in Liepājā]

Aleksander Regulski (woodcut based on draving by Józef Buchbinder)1860

POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad

POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad
Warszawa, Poland

Jan Heydatel (1800–1871), was a civil engineer and Major General. He was a son of Maria née Korbacka and Józef Heydatel, a French emigrant, doctor, founder of one of the first schools for midwives at the Polish land. Jan Heydatel finished secondary school in Białystok (1819), and then he graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of Vilnius University (1824) and the Institute of Communication Engineers in St. Petersburg (1829). He was a member of the secret Filaret Association and a friend of Adam Mickiewicz. He designed and rebuilt the Royal Canal (now the Dnieper-Bug Canal); he worked on the expansion of many ports, including Astrakhan, Riga, Windau (now Ventspils in Latvia) and Pernau (now Pärnu in Estonia). He designed the expansion of the port of Liepājā, and then, in the years 1861–1868, he was in charge of the construction works, as a result of which Liepājā became one of the main ports in the Baltic Sea.

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  • Title: Jan Heydatel [Poles in Liepājā]
  • Creator: Aleksander Regulski (woodcut based on draving by Józef Buchbinder)
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Location Created: Liepājā/Lipawa Latvia
  • Provenance: "Tygodnik Ilustrowany", 1884, nr 80
  • Rights: copyrights © Narodowy Instytut Polskiego Dziedzictwa Kulturowego za Granicą POLONIKA

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