Ilya Nikolayevich Berezin (Russian: Илья́ Никола́евич Бере́зин, 20 July 1818, Perm Governorate, Imperial Russia,— 3 April 1896, Saint Petersburg, Imperial Russia) was a prominent Russian Orientalist, the major authority on the culture, languages and history of Turkey, Iran and Mongolia, the Meritorious Professor of Saint Petersburg University, who wrote both in Russian and French.

Ilya Berezin
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Born
Илья Николаевич Березин

(1818-07-30)July 30, 1818
DiedApril 3, 1896(1896-04-03) (aged 77)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Occupationhistorian, philologist, Orientalist, pedagogue

Among his acclaimed works written in Russian were The Library of Oriental Historians (Библиотека восточных историков, 1850—1851, 2 volumes), Travelling the East (Путешествия по Востоку, 1849—1852, 2 volumes). The East Turkey Library (Библиотека восточных турков, 1849—1854, 3 volumes), The Turkish Reader (Турецкая хрестоматия, 1857—1878, 3 volumes). His French-language works include Recherches sur les dialectes persans (1853), Catalogue des memoires et des medailles du cabinet numismatique de l’universite de Casan (1855), Guide du voyageur en Orient. Dialogues arabes d’apres trois principaux dialectes: de Mesopotamie, de Syrie et d'Egypte (1857). In 1872—1882 Ilya Berezin edited the Russian Encyclopedian Dictionary in 16 volumes.[1][2]

He was the recipient of numerous high-profile awards, including the Orders of St. Anna (1st class), St. Stanislaus {1st class) and St. Vladimir (3rd class).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Илья Николаевич Березин. Obitary. Некролог «Московские Ведомости», 1896, № 83]
  2. ^ Gusterin, Pavel Илья Николаевич Березин. The Exponent of the Kazan School of Orientalism // Представитель Казанской школы востоковедения.
  3. ^ Shaginyan, A.K. Березин Илья Николаевич at the Online Dictionary of the Historians of Saint Petersburg University // Сетевой биографический словарь историков Санкт-Петербургского университета XVIII-XX вв.