Ignacio Domeyko Ancuta

Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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Ignacio Domeyko Ancuta (Domejko h. Dangiel)

Also Known As: "Ignacy Domeyko", "El Sabio Domeyko", "Ignotas Domeika"
Birthplace: Мядзведка (Niedźwiadka Wielka), Карэліцкі раён (Rejon korelicki), Гарадзе́нская во́бласьць (Obwód grodzieński), Belarus
Death: Died in Santiago de Chile
Place of Burial: Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Immediate Family:

Son of Hipolit Antoni Domeyko Odachowska and Karolina Ancuta Wolodowicz
Husband of Enriqueta Sotomayor Guzmán
Father of Ana Cruz Domeyko Sotomayor; Hernán Esteban Domeyko Sotomayor, Sacerdote; Kazimierz Domejko h. Dangiel; Esteban Domeyko Sotomayor; Anita Domejko h. Dangiel and 2 others
Brother of Adam Jan Ksawery Domejko h. Dangiel; Kazimierz Domeyko h. Dangiel; Antonina Jezierska and Maria Wierzbowska

Occupation: Geologist, Educator
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Ignacy Domeyko w Wikipedii po Polsku

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Ignacy Domeyko Ancuta (July 31, 1802 – January 23, 1889) was a 19th-century Polish geologist, mineralogist and educator who was born in Nesvizh, Imperial Russia (present-day Belarus), into a Polish-Lithuanian family. Domeyko spent most of his life, and died, in his adopted country, Chile. After a youth passed in the partitioned Polish-Lithuanian lands, Domeyko participated in the November 1830 Uprising against the Russian Empire. Upon its suppression, he was forced into exile and spent part of his life in France, where he completed his studies, before eventually being hired by the Chilean government to teach science in the northern part of Chile, and where he later was made an honorary citizen for his contributions to his new country. He has been called "the sage Domeyko" not only for his discoveries of important new mining areas but also for his contributions to education. He was one of the founders of the University of Chile where he later became the rector for twenty years. He also studied the country´s geography, geology and mineralogy. His observations on the circumstances of poverty-stricken miners and of their wealthy exploiters had a profound influence on those who would go on to shape Chile's labor movement. Domeyko is seen as having had close ties to several countries and thus in 2002, when UNESCO organized a series of commemorations of the 200th anniversary of his birth, he was referred to as "a citizen of the world".

Ignacy Domeyko herbu Dangiel, Ignacy Domejko, pseudonim Żegota – polski geolog, mineralog, inżynier górnictwa, badacz Ameryki Południowej; pierwowzór Żegoty z III części Dziadów Adama Mickiewicza.


Ignacio (Ignacy) Domeyko Ancuta, n. Niedzwiadka (en polaco, Miadzwiadka), sector rural cerca de Grodno, antiguo Gran Ducado de Lituania (actual Bielorrusia), 31 julio 1802, + Santiago de Chile 23 enero 1889; estudios secundarios en convento de los Padres Píos en Szczuczyn, aldea en el distrito de Lida, 1812-1816; geólogo y mineralogista; se le concedió ciudadanía chilena por gracia, 23 octubre 1848; c. Santiago 07 junio 1850 c.  Enriqueta Sotomayor Guzmán [n. Santiago c. 1835, + Santiago 26 diciembre 1870; h.l. Juan de la Cruz Sotomayor Fontecilla y Gertrudis Guzmán Avaria]. 


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Ignacio Domeyko Ancuta's Timeline

July 31, 1802
Мядзведка (Niedźwiadka Wielka), Карэліцкі раён (Rejon korelicki), Гарадзе́нская во́бласьць (Obwód grodzieński), Belarus
Age 37
Age 37
Santiago, Chile
Age 37
Age 47
Santiago, Chile
January 23, 1889
Age 86
Santiago de Chile
Age 86
Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
July 20, 1892
Age 86
Santiago, Chile