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Published Article / ENY-ARTICLE-2012-316

History of lightning protection in Poland

Chrzan, K L (Wroclaw University of Technology) ; Marciniak, R (Galmar Marciniak Ltd, Poznan)


Abstract: The history of lightning protection in Poland and its short overview in the world is given. The first lightning rod in Poland were installed in Rawicz by Christian Gottlob Stiegler and in Dęblin by Jowin Fryderyk Bystrzycki both in 1783. The third lightning rod was mounted next year on the king castle in Warsaw. The book Sposób Ubezpieczający śycie i Majątek od Piorunów (The manner protecting the live and real estate from lightning) published in 1784 by priest Josef Osiński is treated as a one from the first electrical works in Poland. The most meritorious polish researcher of lightning in XX century was Prof. Stanisław Szpor.

Keyword(s): Franklin rods ; Lightning protection
Note: 26th International Conference on Lightning Protection, Cracow 2002, pp. 695-699

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