Feliksas Tiškevičius (1869–1933)
Palanga Count Feliksas Tiškevičius (1869–1933). Picture from the collection of Kretinga Museum Palanga Count Feliksas Tiškevičius‘ wife Antanina Koržbok-Loncka (1870–1952)

After count JuozapasTiškevičius Jr. death, the Palanga mansion with its belonging land devolved to Juozapas and SofijaTiškevičiai son FeliksasTiškevičius in 1891. He governed Palanga during the period of 1891 and 1940. Feliksas and his wife AntaninaKoržbok-Loncka (1870–1952) decided to settle down, because they enjoyed Palanga and its spectacular surroundings. In 1897 F. Tiškevičius built the mansion and created the park in ‘Birutė’ forest (named by the locals).

F. Tiškevičius continued to build villas, equipped artesian well, opened the store, built brick part of the Kurhaus which was connected with wooden part built by his father. At the time in ‘Kurhaus’ a hotel, a reading room, billiard room and a casino were established there. In the newly built mansion the count stored a unique collection of amber jewellery, all accumulated by himself. It was rated highly in 1900 during the exhibition in Paris.

In 1936 countess AntaninaTiškevičienė handed over this collection of amber to Kretinga Museum. Now it is being exhibited in Palanga Amber Museum. Counts Tiškevičiai family funded the church of Palanga, provided room for the Society of ‘Saulė’ school, bestowed a building for the gymnasium of Palanga. FeliksasirAntaninaTiškevičiai had ten children. The last descendant was AlfredasTiškevičius (1913–2008). In 1997 he was awarded a title of Honorary Citizen of Palanga. A. Tiškevičius died in July 10th of 2008, in Warsaw. The same year, on August 10th, he was buried in the old cemetery of Palanga.

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