Pavel Viskovatov

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Pavel Alexandrovich Viskovatov
Pavel Aleksandrovitš Viskovatov.jpg
1892 photo
Born Павел Александрович Висковатов
(1842-12-06)6 December 1842
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Died 29 April 1905(1905-04-29) (aged 62)
Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire
Occupation literary historian
pedagogue
essayist
Years active 1865 - early 1900s

Pavel Alexandrovich Viskovatov (Russian: Па′вел Алекса′ндрович Вискова′тов, also: Висковатый, Viskovatyi; 6 December 1842 in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire – 29 April 1905 in Saint Petersburg) was a Russian historian of literature, editor, pedagogue and librettist (his were the lyrics to Anton Rubinstein's opera The Demon, based on Mikhail Lermontov's poem of the same name). The Derpt University professor of Russian language and literature (since 1873), Viskovatov devoted himself to re-discovering, compiling, and studying the vast and dispersed Lermontov's legacy. He prepared and in 1891 published in Saint Petersburg the first ever edition of The Works of Mikhail Lermontov. Featured here (in volume VI) the first ever comprehensive academic biography written by Viskovatov, has been used as blueprint by all the subsequent Russian biographers ever since.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viskovatov, Pavel Alexandrovich". az.lib.ru. Retrieved 2014-01-13.