Ignacy Domeyko – Geologist

Ignacy Domeyko – Geologist

Name Ignacy Domeyko
Profession Geologist
Date of Birth 1802-07-31
Place of Birth Belarus
Age 86 yrs
Death Date 1889-01-23
Birth Sign Leo

About Ignacy Domeyko

Polish geologist and meteorologist who contributed to mining technology and introduced Latin America to the metric system. Many things have been named in his honor, including the mineral domeykite, the shellfish, Nautilus domeykus, and the asteroid 2784 Domeyko.

Early Life Experience of Ignacy Domeyko

He participated in the November 1830 uprising against the Russian Empire.

Trivia Info

He was given an honorary doctorate by the Jagiellonian University, in Kraków in 1889.

Family Life and Relationship

His father was a Polish-speaking Lithuanian nobleman.

Close Associates

He and writer Adam Mickiewicz were both held at Vilnius’ Uniate Basilian monastery during the trials of the Philomaths.

Tags: domeyko, geologist, ignacy
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Name Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Profession Pianist
Date of Birth 1860-11-18
Place of Birth Poland
Age 80 yrs
Death Date 1941-06-29
Birth Sign Scorpio

About Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Internationally beloved virtuoso musician, composer, and politician who became an advocate for Polish nationalism.

Early Life Experience of Ignacy Jan Paderewski

He entered into the Warsaw Conservatorium when he was 12 and would devote himself wholly to music after the death of his first son in the early 1880s.

Trivia Info

He was Poland’s representative at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919.

Family Life and Relationship

His mother, Poliksena, died soon after he was born, and his father, Jan, was arrested for his involvement in the 1863 January Uprising, leaving the boy to be raised by distant relatives.

Close Associates

He was referenced in 1953’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, written by Dr. Seuss, in which pupils are told that Dr. Terwilliker will make a Paderewski out of them.

Tags: ignacy, paderewski, pianist