UN PRIMAR AL CULTURII, UN PRIMAR EUROPEAN

  • Iurie COLESNIC
Keywords: Carol-Ferdinand Schmidt, mayor, lawyer.

Abstract

    Carol-Ferdinand Schmidt (25.06.1846, Balti – 9.04.1928, Chisinau) was the most long-lived mayor of our city, during 25 ages. He transformed a provincial town in a real capital of the province (gubernia). Carol Schmidt, German by origins, became mayor by accident. He was investigator and after the death of his brother-in-law, Clementie Sumanschi, the Municipal Council (Duma) has appointed him a mayor. Being mayor he modernized the town, changing the wood pavement to cobble-stone road, introducing the tramway and the electricity, waterline and sewerage system, the first art exhibitions, installing monuments, building: The Chisinau City Hall, The Museum of Nature, the Bank of Bessarabia, schools etc. He dismissed from office after the pogrom in 1903, declaring that he not want to be a mayor of such wild city. However, the townspeople decided to name the city street where was situated the mayor’s house by his name (actually – street Varlaam).

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Published
2020-06-18
How to Cite
COLESNIC, I. (2020) “UN PRIMAR AL CULTURII, UN PRIMAR EUROPEAN ”, BIBLIOPOLIS, 39(2), pp. 27-36. Available at: http://ojs.hasdeu.md/index.php/bibliopolis/article/view/193 (Accessed: 25February2021).
Section
Studii și Cercetări