Kovalevsky Osip Mikhailovich( Famous Mongolist)
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Biography Kovalevsky Osip Mikhailovich
(1800 - 1878). Born in a Polish family, was educated at the University of Vilna. In 1824 was established in Kazan University to study the Muslim languages, but when it was established by the Department of the Mongolian language, K. was sent to study the language in Siberia and 3 years spent among the Buryat and Urga, more than a year - in Beijing. In 1833, K. Its main works: "A brief grammar of the Mongolian literary language" (Kazan, 1835), "The Mongolian Chrestomathy" (1836 - 1837), "Mongolian-Russian-French Dictionary" (1844 - 1849), retaining significance even today, "Buddhist Cosmology" (1837). Many works on Mongolian remained in manuscript and stored in the Kazan Theological Academy. In 1862 he was appointed professor of primary schools in Warsaw and the Dean of History and Philology, lectured on World History. - See. Article S. Talc-Gryntsevicha in "Proceedings of the Trinity-Kjahta. Division of Geographic Society "(T. III).