Banzarov Dorji( Orientalist)
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Biography Banzarov Dorji
(Dorji, according to Academician VP. Vasilyeva, should write Dorje), Orientalist, the son of a half-savage Transbaikalian Buryats Banzarov, Buddhist, belonged to an ancient race Uryanhay. In 1834, he determined on a government content, together with four other Buryat boys in 1 st Kazan Gymnasium, which in that year had strengthened the teaching of oriental languages. At school B. was an excellent student, . along with the best students from the Russian, . and after it was transferred to the University, . where zealously continued the oriental languages, and in 1846 received the degree, . writing a thesis: "On the black faith or shamanism of the Mongols" (published in Studies of the Kazan University, . 1846, . kn,
. 3). At the end of 1847 B. arrived in St. Petersburg. Here his main occupation was the study of Mongolian and Manchurian books and manuscripts, . stored in the Asiatic Museum of the Academy of Sciences and the public library, a museum of the Academy of Sciences, he made his catalog of books on the Manchurian language (published in "Bulletin de la classe historico-philologique de l'Acad,
. d. sc. ", t. V). His scholarly works and knowledge of many Eastern European languages, and he attracted the attention of scientists and enjoyed great prestige among the Orientalists, who expects a lot from his research in the Mongolian language. These unfulfilled expectations. Discharged from the estate of the Cossacks, which ranked as some of the Buryat childbirth, and the designated official for special assignments in the governor-general of Eastern Siberia, with the renaming of the rank of a collegiate secretary, B. in May 1848 went to Irkutsk. This scholarly work of his waning. He became aloof from all societies and acquaintances and fraternized only with their relatives, semi-savage Buryats. The last years of his life he often ailing, but the advice of doctors is not addressed, not trusting them, and he was for a prescription medication for Buryat. He died in late February 1855 and solemnly buried in the Buddhist ceremony on March 2 that year. Of the 13 articles he published in various publications, called two more: 1) "On the Origin of the name Mongol" (in the "Library of the Oriental historians", published. I. Berezin, t. I, annex II) and 2) "Payze or metal plates with the commandment of the Mongol khans" (in "Memoirs of the Archaeological Society, t. II; here B. incidentally explains the label Birdibek Khan, this Alexis, Metropolitan of Kiev). In 1848, B. was elected a corresponding member of the Archaeological Society.