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Dziewanowski home

The connections between the Dziewanowskis and the Chopins were many and varied, the best known being the friendship between Fryderyk Chopin and Dominik ‘Domuś’ Dziewanowski, which went back to their days at the Warsaw Lyceum. At the time, Domuś lived at the Chopins’ boarding house during the school year. He also took piano lessons from Wojciech Żywny. The intimacy between the two boys deepened when Chopin spent his 1824 and 1825 summer holidays on the Dziewanowski family estate in Szafarnia. He wrote humorous letters back to his family in the style of one of the Warsaw daily newspapers, even dubbing them the ‘Kurier Szafarski’ [Szafarnia courier].

The cordial relationship between the two families apparently went back a good deal earlier. When he was single, Mikołaj Chopin most likely tutored some of the children of Jan Kanty and Cecylia Dziewanowski at Szafarnia for a time, almost certainly including Jan Nepomucen Dziewanowski, a hero of the Battle of Somosierra in 1808, who held the Chopins’ baby daughter Ludwika at her baptism in the Church of the Visitation of the BVM in Warsaw in 1807.

Juliusz, the father of Chopin’s friend ‘Domuś’, was Jan Nepomucen’s brother. The numerous and ramified Dziewanowski family lived on several estates in various places around Szafarnia. From 1806 to 1842, the family was also in possession of a house at what is now ul. Senatorska 38, originally one of the wings of Mniszech Palace. It can be assumed that Chopin, a favourite of the Dziewanowskis, would have visited there as well. That building no longer exists. In 1904, the art nouveau Wilhelm Landau Bank, designed by Gustaw Landau and Stanisław Grochowicz, was erected in its place.

Place Category
Antonin Manors / Palaces / Castles
Antoni Brzezina’s bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Apartment of Dominik Magnuszewski Flats
Apartment of Stefan Witwicki Flats
Apartment of the family of Alfons Brandt Flats
Augsburg Evangelical Church of the Holy Trinity Churches / Places of worship
Belvedere Appearances
Bielany, Camaldolese monastery Churches / Places of worship
Blue Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
‘Botanika’ Other
Brochów Churches / Places of worship
Brühl Palace Appearances
Buchholtz’s instrument store Other
Casimir Palace Flats
Chopin Monument in Łazienki Park Other
Czapski (Krasiński) Palace Appearances, Manors / Palaces / Castles
Dal Trozzo bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Duszniki Zdrój Hotels / Inns
Dziewanowski home Flats
Engraving studio of Fr Izydor Józef Cybulski and Antoni Płachecki Education
Franciszek Klukowski bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Fryderyk Chopin Museum Other
Fryderyk Skarbek’s apartment Flats
Gdańsk Hotels / Inns
Gładkowskis' apartment Flats
Golub Other
Holy Cross Church Churches / Places of worship
Home of Jan Matuszyński Flats
‘Honoratka’ Coffeehouses
Jabłonowski Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Jan Böhm’s townhouse Flats
Kalisz Other
Kikół Manors / Palaces / Castles
Kolbergs' apartment Flats
Kowalewo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Kozłowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Krakow Other
Ludwik Dmuszewski’s house Flats
Magnus's bookshop Publishers / Bookshops
Marceli Celiński’s apartment Flats
Maurycy Mochnacki’s home Flats
Miss Kicka's Salon in Lubomirski Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
National Theatre Appearances
Obory Churches / Places of worship
Obrowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Ojców Other
‘Old’ Merchants' Hall Appearances
Patisserie Lourse Coffeehouses
Pieskowa Skała Other
Płock Other
‘Pod Kopciuszkiem’ and ‘Dziurka’ Coffeehouses
Poturzyn Manors / Palaces / Castles
Powązki Cemeteries
Poznań Other
Presbytery of St Jadwiga (Hedwig) parish church in Milanówek Other
Pruszak Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Residence of Józef Reinschmidt’s parents Flats
Rościszewo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Sanniki Manors / Palaces / Castles
Saxon Palace Flats
Saxon Post Office Other
Skating rink Other
Sochaczew Other
Sokołowo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Staszic Palace Manors / Palaces / Castles
Strzyżew Manors / Palaces / Castles
Szafarnia Manors / Palaces / Castles
Toruń Other
Turzno Manors / Palaces / Castles
Ugoszcz Manors / Palaces / Castles
‘U Brzezińskiej’ Coffeehouses
Viceroy's Palace Appearances
Vilnius (Wileński) Hotel Hotels / Inns
Visitandine Church of St Joseph Churches / Places of worship
Waplewo Manors / Palaces / Castles
Warsaw Other
Warsaw Charitable Society Appearances
Warsaw Conservatory Appearances
‘Wiejska Kawa’ Coffeehouses
Wieliczka Other
Wojciech Żywny’s apartment Flats
Wola Tollhouse Other
Wrocław Appearances
Żelazowa Wola Flats
Żychlin Manors / Palaces / Castles