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Ilya Berezin

Ilya Berezin

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AKA Ilia Nikolaevich Berezin
Date of birth Yug, Permsky District, Perm Krai
Date of death Mar 22, 1896 Saint Petersburg, Russia
Awards Order of Saint Anna, 1st class, Order of Saint Anna, 2nd class, Order of Saint Stanislaus, 1st class, Order of Saint Stanislaus, 2nd class, Order of St. Vladimir, 3rd class
Education Kazan Federal University
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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.

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.

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).

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