Schletzer August Ludwig( The discoverer of Russian History)
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Biography Schletzer August Ludwig
(1735-1809). Born in the family of a German pastor. He studied at Wittenberg and the University of GцTttingen. In 1761, Mr.. went to St. Petersburg as the assistant to Miller in the publication 'Meeting Russian stories'. Very soon became a professor at the Academic University in St. Petersburg. Given the state of Russia's historiography Schletzer assigned a pioneering role in Russian history, which should move to Russia, those methods criticism of historical sources, which have already been exploited in the West. Great work he spent on the publication of the Russian chronicles. In 1767, Mr.. was published first volume of Nikon's chronicle, prepared with. Bashilov led Schlozer. In the same year he published the first edition of the Russian Pravda.
Along with this work, he felt it was important to promote Russia's history in Europe. All his trips to Germany and other countries Schletzer used for this purpose, counting and naming himself as a Russian patriot. Nevertheless, a supporter of 'Norman theory'. Contemporaries and later writers have noted that Schletzer more historian than a 'pure' historian.