Butyrskii Nikita Ivanovich( Professor of St. Petersburg University, poet)
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Biography Butyrskii Nikita Ivanovich
(1783 - 1848), studied at the seminaries of Kolomna and Tula, and then in the main pedagogical institute. In 1808, Mr.. was sent to prepare for the professoriate abroad. In 1812, Mr.. defined in the Institute Professor of aesthetics, in 1819, Mr.. the transformation of the Institute at the University appointed Professor of Poetry. He taught rhetoric and piitiku, Butyrskii life remained faithful to the instructions given to him in the administration of the border, according to which "the main purpose of literature is the formation of taste through the right superior knowledge of the works of antiquity". After the defeat in 1821, when the university dropped from best professors, Butyrskaya was asked to teach political economy and science of finance, which he read "by Adam Smith and Seyu". Although Butyrskii was not a specialist in these sciences, . but the general sad state at the time the Law Faculty of Philosophy and he positively stood out among his fellow professors, it, . at least, . a teacher, . who was able to explain sensibly and entertaining,
. In 1835, Mr.. Butyrskii left university, but continued to teach literature in Russia's Institute of Transport Corps and the military academy. Butyrskii has written several critical articles, translated "Course of Philosophy Ludv. Jakob (St. Petersburg, 1812), "History of the Thirty Years' War," Schiller (4 hours, St. Petersburg., 1815) and "Speech on the effects of education" Degura (St. Petersburg, 1826), published a collection of poems, "And my share in the sonnets" ( 2 hours, St. Petersburg., 1837).