24.03.2021 18:00

Event overview


Lecturer: Irina Solodova

  • Date and Time: March 24th, 18:00
  • Language: Russian
  • Format: Zoom Lecture
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Ludwig Johann Knoop was one of the largest entrepreneurs in the Russian Empire. In 1877, for his immense contribution to the development of the Russian textile industry, he was granted the hereditary baron title by Emperor Alexander II. During the lecture, we will learn how Knoop became a co-owner and major shareholder of over a hundred textile factories. We will explore why he chose Narva to fulfill his long-standing dream of founding the Krenholm Manufactory, which by the beginning of World War I had become one of the largest textile enterprises in the world, earning him the nickname "the Russian Rockefeller."

Speaker: Irina Solodova - historian, librarian of the scientific department at the Narva Museum. Her research interests lie in Krenholm.

Cost of the lecture: 5€.

The link to the Zoom lecture hosted by the Narva Museum will be sent to the email address you provided upon purchasing the ticket one hour before the lecture begins.