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Parki w Nieświeżu. Palimpsestowe sploty natury i historii
Parks in Nesvizh. Palimpsest entwinements of nature and history

Author(s): Galina Kurylenka
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Nesvizh in 1533 became the property of the Radziwiłł family thanks to the marriage of Anna Kishka and Jan Mikołaj “the Bearded” Radziwiłł. One of their sons, Mikołaj Radziwiłł nicknamed the Black, received the title of Prince in December 1547. In 1586 the Nesvizh estate became an ordination, founded by Mikołaj the Black’s son, Mikołaj Krzysztof Radziwiłł, nicknamed the Orphan. On his initiative, a new castle (designed by Jan Maria Bernardoni) was erected in Nesvizh on the ruins of medieval fortifications and a destroyed wooden castle. The castle served as an urban residence and at the same time had a defensive value. From the end of the 16th century, the Radziwiłł family used the Alba residence, which was surrounded by the park and located a short distance north‑west of the city. The estate was particularly popular in the 18th century, when it was owned by Michał Kazimierz Rybeńka, his wife Franciszka Urszula, and later their son Prince Karol Stanisław, nicknamed “My Dear Sir”. Afterwards, its popularity significantly decreased, as the role of the park developments located next to the castle increased. To a description of these parks and their complicated fate since the 19th century (when they were taken care of by Maria Dorota Radziwiłł) to this day the main part of the article is devoted.

  • Page Range: 211-222
  • Page Count: 12
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish