Composers / Fryderyk Chopin / Persons catalog

Mikołaj Chopin

Mikołaj Chopin (1771–1844) was the father of Fryderyk Chopin. He was born in Lorraine, France, to François Chopin, a wheelwright. His father saw to it that he finished high school in Tantimont. He completed his education thanks to his acquaintance with Adam Weydlich, the supervisor and administrator of the Marainville estate of Count Michał Jan Pac, and his family. Mikołaj left for Poland with the Weydlichs in 1787. He eventually became a highly sought after tutor in the homes of Polish aristocrats by dint of his intelligence, ability to learn and education. He tutored the children of Kacper and Ludwika Sbarbek in Żelazowa Wola and Warsaw from 1802. It was here that he met Justyna Krzyżanowska, whom he married in Brochów in 1806. The marriage produced three daughters – Ludwika, Izabella and Emilia – and one son – Fryderyk.

Mikołaj Chopin began working at the Warsaw Lyceum in 1810. He later taught at the Military Training School and the Roman Catholic Clerical Academy as well. He retired due to ill health in 1837.

From 1810 to 1837, the Chopins ran one of the best and most reputable boarding houses in Warsaw. The boarders became Fryderyk Chopin’s closest friends. Mikołaj Chopin never returned to France. He was completely attached – physically and emotionally – to his adopted country. After his death, his son-in-law Antoni Barciński wrote to Fryderyk Chopin that: ‘… If I had the gift of eloquence and so had it in my power to describe his entire life, I would do so for the public good in order to show people how they should live and die, so as not to be forgotten even in the grave and to merit the universal respect and admiration of generations to come’.


‘Botanika’ »

at the rear of Casimir Palace

Brochów »

Sochaczew county, Mazovia voivodeship

Casimir Palace »

26/28 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

Czapski (Krasiński) Palace »

5 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

Fryderyk Skarbek’s apartment »

72 Nowy Świat Street (corner of 4 Świętokrzyska Street)

Jan Böhm’s townhouse »

7 Krakowskie Przedmieście Street

Kikół »

Lipno county, Kujawy-Pomerania voivodeship

Patisserie Lourse »

12 Miodowa Street

Saxon Palace »

Piłsudskiego Square (formerly Saxon Square)

Żelazowa Wola »

Sochaczew county, Mazovia voivodeship

Person Kategoria
Aszpergerowa Katarzyna Performers
Bentkowski Feliks Activists, Authors
Białobłocki Jan Friends
Brauman Franciszek Architects
Brodziński Kazimierz Poets
Brzezina Antoni Publishers
Chodkiewicz Aleksander Activists, Poets
Chopin Izabela Family
Chopin Justyna Family
Chopin Ludwika Family
Chopin Mikołaj Family
Cybulski Izydor Józef Publishers
Czartoryski Adam Activists, Others
Dekert Jan Others
Dmuszewski Ludwik Directors, Others, Performers
Dziewanowski Dominik Activists, Friends
Dziewanowski Jan Nepomucen Others
Dziewanowski Juliusz Others
Dziewanowski Piotr Friends
Elsner Józef Composers, Teachers
Ernemann Maurycy Composers, Teachers
Fontana Jakub Others
Fontana Józef Others
Gomulicki Juliusz Wiktor Activists, Poets
Grudzińska Joanna Others
Haslinger Tobias Publishers
Hoesick Ferdynand Authors, Publishers
Janowski Jan Nepomucen Activists
Jasienica Paweł Authors, Others
Jawurek Józef Composers, Conductors, Performers
Kalkbrenner Fryderyk Composers, Performers
Kiciński Bruno Activists, Poets, Publishers
Klukowski Franciszek Publishers
Kurpińska Zofia Performers
Kurpiński Karol Composers, Conductors
Lelewel Joachim Józef Activists
Magnus Karol Ludwik Publishers
Małachowski Stanisław Activists, Others
Marylski Eustachy Authors, Friends
Moniuszko Stanisław Composers
Moriolles Alexandrine de Friends
Odyniec Antoni Edward Poets
Osiński Ludwik Teachers
Ożarowski Piotr Activists
Paër Ferdinand Composers
Pawłowicz Konstanty Others
Pfaff Karol Bogusław Publishers
Philippeus Friedrich Others
Potocki Stanisław Kostka Activists, Others, Poets
Pruszak Konstanty Others
Pruszak Tomasz Others
Radziwiłł Antoni Composers, Others
Rellstab Ludwig Poets
Rembieliński Aleksander Composers, Performers
Rożniecki Aleksander Activists, Others
Sennewald Gustaw Adolf Publishers
Sikorski Józef Authors, Others, Publishers
Simon Karol Antoni Authors
Skarbek Fryderyk Activists, Authors, Friends, Poets
Skarbek Ludwika Family, Friends
Skarbek Michał Friends
Skarbek Wiktoria Friends
Skrodzki Eugeniusz Wielisław Friends
Soliva Carlo Composers, Conductors, Teachers
Sontag Henrietta Performers
Staszic Stanisław Activists
Stępkowski Antoni Others
Sydow Bronisław Edward Authors, Performers
Szpilowski Hilary Architects
Szweykowski Wojciech Activists
Szymanowski Karol Composers
Wodzińska Maria Friends
Wóycicki Kazimierz Władysław Authors, Friends
Woyciechowski Tytus Friends
Zamoyski Stanisław Kostka Activists
Zug Szymon Bogumił Architects
Żywny Wojciech Teachers