Nicolas Chopin

Nicolas Chopin

Born Apr 15, 1771
Hometown Marainville
Died May 3, 1844
Death Place Poland

Nicolas Chopin was a teacher of French language in Prussian- and Russian-ruled Poland, and father of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin.

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1771 Birth Born on April 15, 1771.


1787 16 Years Old In 1787, when Weydlich was returning to Poland, he took sixteen-year-old Nicolas with him and engaged him in his Warsaw tobacco factory. … Read More
1789 18 Years Old In connection with the 1789 outbreak of the French Revolution and the possibility of being conscripted into the French Army, he declined to go to Strasbourg, as requested, on business for Pac. … Read More


1794 23 Years Old His plans came to naught due to illness, which lifted shortly before the 1794 outbreak of the Kościuszko Uprising. … Read More


1806 35 Years Old Nicolas spent the next several years at Żelazowa Wola with Countess Ludwika Skarbek and her family (relatives of the Łączyńskis), tutoring the four children. On 2 June 1806, he married a poor relation of the Skarbeks who lived with them and ran the household, Tekla Justyna Krzyżanowska (daughter of Jakub Krzyżanowski and Antonina, née Kołomińska, of Długie in Włocławek County). … Read More
1810 39 Years Old In July that year, Nicolas and Justyna and their children moved to Warsaw, to the Saxon Palace, which housed the Warsaw Lyceum where he would teach French language. In October 1810, Nicolas was appointed "collaborator" (kollaborant) and, in June 1814, regular professor of French language at the Lyceum. … Read More


1812 41 Years Old Apart from these positions, in 1812 he was appointed professor of French language at an Elementary Artillery and Engineers School (Szkoła Elementarna Artylerii i Inżynierów), and in 1820 at a Military Training School (Szkoła Aplikacyjna Wojskowa), where he was active until the school was closed down in 1831. … Read More


1837 66 Years Old In addition, for a brief period in 1837, he was lecturer in French language at the Roman Catholic Clerical Academy (Akademia Duchowna) in Warsaw. Nicolas Chopin died of tuberculosis in Warsaw on 3 May 1844, aged seventy-three. He is interred with his wife at Powązki Cemetery. On 2 June 1806, Chopin married Justyna née Krzyżanowska. … Read More
1841 70 Years Old Nevertheless, he continued on the Examining Committee till 1841.
1844 73 Years Old Died on May 3, 1844.
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