Witold Zglenicki

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Witold Zglenicki

Witold Zglenicki, rus. Витольд Згленицкий (January 6, 1850 – July 6, 1904) was a Polish geologist and philanthropist.

Zglenicki was born in Stara Wargawa.

Witold Zglenicki was not only an explorer of rich oil pools in the Caucasus but also a pioneer of oil extracting from the bottom of the sea. He directed the early development of the oil industry of the port of Baku in Russian Azerbaijan.

He also sponsored a foundation for the development of Polish culture and science which brought him the reputation as the "Polish Nobel".

He died in Baku, and was buried in Wola Kiełpińska near Warsaw.

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