ERNŠTEDT (Jernstedt), Petr Viktorovič. Gačina (Hačina) 9.(21.)6.1890 — Leningrad 25.12.1966. Russian Egyptologist. Son of a classical scholar, Viktor Karlovič E. (d. 1902). Graduated 1913 from St.Petersburg. Magistr 1917, kand. jazykoved. 1935, Dr. filol. nauk 1942. In 1918-50 he worked as naučnyj sotrudnik at Oriental Institute of Russian Academy, also in Asian Museum, in Petrograd/Leningrad, in 1950-54 at its Linguistic Institute. In addition, taught at Leningrad University in 1924-30, 1937-41 and 1946-47. Corr. Member of Russian Academy 1946, Professor 1947. As student he was mainly interested in Sanskrit and Coptic.
Publications: Around 50 works mainly on Coptic and papyrology.
Sources: Miliband, Biobibl. slovar’ 1977; Vostokovedenie v Petrograde 1918–1922, 77; Russian Vikipedija with photo.