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Bethencourt Augustin

 

   
 Bethencourt Augustin
 
   
 
 
 

 

Bethencourt Augustin 1758-1824

Native of the Canary Islands, Бетанкур Августин Августиновичmechanical engineer, worked in Russia from 1808. Founder and first director of the Communications Institute. Built the Manege (Riding School) in Moscow, Nizhegorodskaya Fair pavilions, bridges in St.Petersburg. Due to his patronage was introduced to Court Auguste de Montferrand (1786-1858), the architect of the St. Isaac's Cathedral whose columns were set upright by a special device invented by Bethencourt. The unique gravestone in the form of a six-meter cast-iron column was erected to the design of A. Montferrand in 1825.

 

 

Russia. St.-Petersburg. The Necropolis of the 18th century.

 

 

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