Nicolai, Andrew L.( Writer)
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Biography Nicolai, Andrew L.
(1737 - 1820), a native of g. Strasbourg. In Paris he made the acquaintance with some Russian aristocrats. In Vienna, where Nicholas went as secretary with the Russian ambassador Prince Golitsyn, he met with Count S.R. Vorontsov (his correspondence with the graph published in the Archives of Prince Vorontsov, t. XXII). In 1769, Mr.. was invited lecturer to the heir to the Russian throne, Pavel Petrovich. In 1798, Mr.. Paul I appointed Nicolai, president of the Imperial Academy of Sciences, which he voluntarily left in 1803, Mr.. Personally acquainted with Voltaire, Diderot, d'Alembert, Grimm, Nicholas was one of the most educated men of his time, a talented artist and alien intrigue courtier. He has written in German, mostly fables, letters, stories, elegies, descriptions, epigrams. His works are distinguished by great taste, ease of verse and rare at that time sincere enthusiasm. His works: "Vermischte Gedicgte und prosaische Schriften" (BA, 1792), "Theatralische Werke" (KцTnigsberg, 1811), "Poetische Werke" (VG, 1817). - See. Sukhomlinov "History of the Academy of Russia" (t. II, p. 172 - 173), "Historical Journal" (1882, IV); Gerschau "Aus dem Leben des Freiherrn von N." (1834).