BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič

BUSLAEV, Fëdor Ivanovič. Kerensk (now Vadinsk in obl. Penza) 13.(25.)5.1818 — Ljubino near Moscow 31.7.(12.8.)1897. Russian IE and Slavonic Linguist. Educated in Kerensk and Penza. From 1834 studies of Russian linguistics at Moscow, magistr 1843. In 1838 travelled in Germany, Italy and France. In 1841-47 gymnasium teacher in Moscow, the Adjunkt at Moscow University, 1850 eo. Professor, ord. 1859. In 1847 he was the first to teach comparative IE in Russia. Academician 1860, dr. 1861, now concentrated on Old Russian literature. Twice Married, with Anna Alekseevna Sirotinina (d. 1867) and Ljudmila Jakovlevna Tronova (d. 1912), one son with the first. He belonged to the so-called Mythological school and was much influenced by Benfey and J. Grimm.
Publications: Much on Slavonic linguistics, literature and folklore.
Sources: Böhtlingk Letters 443, nt. 2; Wikipedia, more in Russian Vikipedija with photo and many further references.

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