Alexander Shishkov

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Alexander Shishkov
A portrait from the Military Gallery, by George Dawe.
A portrait from the Military Gallery, by George Dawe.
Native name
Алекса́ндр Семёнович Шишко́в
Born(1754-03-20)March 20, 1754
DiedApril 21, 1841(1841-04-21) (aged 87)
Saint Petersburg
OccupationStatesman, writer, and admiral
Notable worksThe Trilingual Naval Dictionary

Alexander Semyonovich Shishkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Семёнович Шишко́в) (March 20 [O.S. March 9] 1754 - April 21 [O.S. April 9] 1841, Saint Petersburg) was a Russian statesman, writer, and admiral.

Shishkov was notorious for his proto-Slavophile sentiments.[1] He was the President of the Russian Academy and People's Education Minister.[2] Shishkov published The Trilingual Naval Dictionary, Russia's first dictionary of Russian and foreign naval terms.[2] He was an influence on Prince Shirinsky-Shikhmatov and on the young Sergei Aksakov.


  1. ^ Shishkov, Alexander S. "A Memorandum to Emperor Nichols I from Admiral A. S. Shishkov Concerning his Views on Censorship, December 12, 1826." In Imperial Russia: A Source Book, 1700-1917, edited by Basil Dmytryshyn, 235-37. 3rd ed. Fort Worth: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1900.
  2. ^ a b MARCH 20: THIS DAY IN HISTORY. RIA Novosti, March 20, 2004.