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KOVALEVSKI Yegor

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(1811 - 1868)
Evgraf Kovalevsky's brother and uncle rm. Kovalevsky. Upon completion of the course at Kharkov University, served in the mining department, then on the Altai and Ural plants. In 1837 Kovalevsky was sent at the request of lord Peter, in Montenegro to find and develop gold-bearing strata. In 1839 he took part in the Khiva expedition of Count Perovsky. In 1847, at the invitation of the Egyptian viceroy Mehemet Ali made a geological survey in the North-East Africa. Kovalevsky, one of the first made the correct guess on the situation of the sources of the White Nile, well-defined much later. In Kovalevsky's book "Journey into the inner Africa" (St. Petersburg, 1849, 2 ed., 1872) describes Abyssinia. In 1849 Kovalevsky was accompanied by a spiritual mission in Beijing and insisted on the passage of our convoys on the convenient "merchant path ', . instead of the almost impassable argalinskih sands; is to deliver convenience for trade and enrich the geographic information about Mongolia,
. By means of Kovalevsky was concluded Kuldzhinsky treatise in 1851. In early 1853, during an attack Omer Pasha at Montenegrins, Kovalevsky was sent to Montenegro Commissioner. During the Crimean campaign Kovalevsky remained in the headquarters of Prince ppm. Gorchakov until October 1855 and collected materials for the history of this siege. In 1856, Prince п-.п°. Gorchakov instructed Kovalevsky Asia Department of Administration. In 1861 Kovalevsky was appointed senator. In 1856 - 1862 years Kovalevsky was the assistant chairman of the Imperial Geographical Society. In his youth, he wrote "Thoughts of Siberia" (St. Petersburg, 1832) and the tragedy of "Martha-Governor's Wife" (ib., 1832), but make sure that the poems he was not given, turned to prose. Travel and historical research gave him material for several books: "Four months in Montenegro" (with pictures and maps, St. Petersburg., 1841); "Stranstvovatel by land and seas" (ib., 1843 - 1845), "Journey to China" (ib., 1853), "Nat. Bludov and time. Reign of Emperor Alexander I "(ib., 1866)," The war with Turkey, and the gap with the Western powers in 1853 and 1854 respectively "(ib., 1866). These works included in Kovalevsky posthumous publication of his works (St. Petersburg, 1871 - 1872, 5 volumes). In addition, Kovalevsky placed in magazines, mostly under pseudonyms: Neil Nameless and E. Gorev, . a number of literary works: "Phanariotes" ( "Library for Reading", . 1844, . Volume 67), "St. Petersburg, day and night" (unfinished novel, . ib., . 1845, . Volume 72 - 76); "Mayorsha" (ib., . 1849, . Volume 93), "The Age live - not to cross a field" (a novel, . Fatherland Notes, . 1857) and others,
. In the last years of life Kovalevsky had intended to write the history of Russia in the XIX century, a fragment of it, called "Eastern affairs in the twenties, is placed in the III book" The Messenger of Europe in 1868. Of all written Kovalevsky most important book on Bludova. Death prevented Kovalevsky release a second volume of this work, the material for which he has already collected. Kovalevsky was one of the founding members of society to benefit the needy writers and scholars (Literary Fund) and its first chairman. If society has a capital named Kovalevsky, interest from which goes to scholarships for students. - Wed. Rm. Kovalevsky, "Meeting the path of life" ( "Historical Journal, 1888, No. 2), P. M. E. P. K. "(Journal Europe", 1868, "10), Baron F. Osten-Sacken, "The word in memory E.P. Kovalevsky, spoken in the geographic society "(" Rus. Inv. ", 1868,? 147);" XXV Years "(Collected Literary Fund).


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