“Hull krahv” – lennunduspioneer / “Crazy count” – aviation pioneer
Peter August Friedrich von Manteuffel (1768-1842)
Ravila mõisa kõige tuntum ja värvikam mõisnik läbi ajaloo on olnud krahv Peter August von Manteuffel. Kokku kuulus tema valdusse Eestimaal 12 mõisa.
18. sajandi lõpp, mil Peter ringi reisis oli Euroopas palju leidureid ja entusiaste kes soovisid luua lennumasinat. Sellest sai ka tema endale leiutamispisiku külge.
|The most famos and colorful landlord in Ravila mainor has been count Peter August von Manteuffel. All together he owned 12 mainors over Estonia.
He was born in 1768 in Tallinn, but spared most of hist life in Ravila. At young age he traveled over the Europe. His hometeacher was well known Estonian linguist Otto Wilhelm Masing.
One of the most controversial thing about Peter was that he didn’t care as much about his higher class. He tryed out all the works that peasants did in his manor. Once he asked mainor’s overseer to whip him just to get to know how punished peasants felt.
When he was younger, he dated many girls who didn’t belong to nobel class as himself. But finally he did marry countess Uexküll-Güldenband.
At the end of 18’th century when Peter travelled alot, in Europe there was many inventor who tryed to make flying machine. That is where Peter also got infected by inventing.