Memorials to Frédéric Chopin

The following is a compilation of memorials to the composer Frédéric Chopin in the form of physical monuments and institutions and other entities named after him.

Chopin's Polish residencesEdit

Saxon Palace, seen from Saxon Garden behind the Palace, 1764. Chopin and his family lived here, 1810–17. The Saxon Palace was destroyed in World War II.

Fryderyk Chopin's principal Polish residences survive — most of them rebuilt from the devastations of World War II — except for the Saxon Palace, where his father Mikołaj Chopin in October 1810 (when Fryderyk was six months old) took a post teaching French at the Warsaw Lyceum, housed in the Saxon Palace. The Chopin family lived on the premises.

In 1817 the Saxon Palace was requisitioned by Warsaw's Russian governor for military use, and the Warsaw Lyceum was reestablished in the Kazimierz Palace (today the rectorate of Warsaw University).[1] Fryderyk and his family moved to an extant building (center photo, below) adjacent to the Kazimierz Palace.

In 1827, soon after the death of Chopin's youngest sister Emilia, the family moved from the Warsaw University building adjacent to the Kazimierz Palace, to lodgings just across the street from the university, in the south annex of the Krasiński Palace on Krakowskie Przedmieście. Chopin lived there until he left Warsaw in 1830. The Krasiński Palace is now the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts.

Chopin's Żelazowa Wola birthplace, and the Chopin family parlor in Warsaw's Krasiński Palace, are maintained as museums open to the public.

The Saxon Palace was destroyed by the Germans in World War II. Plans have been put forward to rebuild it. It was in the Saxon Palace (at the time, the Polish General Staff building) that civilian mathematicians working at the General Staff's Cipher Bureau, beginning in 1932, broke Germany's Enigma machine ciphers—an achievement that would be of great importance to the outcome of World War II.[2]

Physical monumentsEdit



North AmericaEdit


South AmericaEdit

Musical homageEdit

Musical institutionsEdit

Fryderyk Chopin Theatre, Duszniki-Zdrój

Chopin societiesEdit



Rosa 'Chopin', Żyła 1980

Named for the composer are:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1] Fryderyk Chopin Information Centre.
  2. ^ Harry Hinsley, "The Influence of ULTRA in the Second World War" (transcript of a lecture given on 19 October 1993 at Cambridge University), 1996 [2].
  3. ^ Samson (1996), 193.
  4. ^ Holy Cross Church (Kościół Św. Krzyża) on website, accessed 7.12.2013
  5. ^ Zdzisław Jachimecki, "Chopin, Fryderyk Franciszek", Polski słownik biograficzny, vol. 3, Kraków, Polska Akademia Umiejętności, 1937, pp. 424–25.
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  9. ^ "Walking Around Chopin's Warsaw (Chopin's Benches", Visit Chopin in Warsaw website, accessed 6 August 2013.
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  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-19. Retrieved 2014-11-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  23. ^ a b c d "Exploring South America". Warsaw Voice. 3 July 2003. Retrieved 24 January 2015.
  24. ^ Website of the Bibliothèque Polonaise de Paris (in French).