Balinskaya Michael( novelist)
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Biography Balinskaya Michael
Born in 1794 in Lithuania, . died in 1863, . attended physical-mathematical faculty of the University of the Vilna, . which he graduated in 1818, . then went abroad, returning thence, . lived for some time in Lithuania, . and then from 1836 in Warsaw, . where he held the position at the Commission of Education to 1847, . when he retired and returned to their homeland,
. After the founding of the Archaeological Museum in Vilna, B. was invited to take the place of vice-president of the Archaeological Commission and was elected a member of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society. Literary activity Balinskaya manifested in three areas: fiction, academic and journalistic. Fictional works his little remarkable. As a member of the Vilna Student Society Shubravtsev, B. wrote many satirical articles as "Wiadomosciach brukowych", under the name Aushhavisa. At the same time, he wrote a good biography of Boccaccio and analysis of his works, but the chief merit Balinskaya constitute its historical and geographical essays. Of these, should mention the following: "Historia miasta Wilna" (1836 - 40, 2 volumes), "Pamietniki o krolowej Barbarze" (1837 - 1840, 2 volumes), "Pielgrzymka do Jasnej Gory w Czestochowie" (1847), "Studia historyczne" (1856), "Danwa akademja wilenska" (1862). But the biggest merit of B. is written by him along with Timothy Lipinski: "Starozytna Polska" (1844 - 48 year, 3 tons. and 1885 - 86, 3 tons). The first initiative for this kind of works gave Thomas Sventsky his "Opisem Starozytnej Polski" (1816). B. Lipinski and only partly used Sventskogo work, they realized the problem is wider fulfilled its length, the subject of developing science and critical. All in Lithuania written by Balinskaya. Besides the original historical works, B. published as ancient monuments in the translation, for example, translate Wassenberg - "On the capture of John Casimir in France". Historical essays Balinskaya appeared in 1843. B. already in 1816 was editor based Lelewel "Tygodnika Wilenskiego", then in 1841 he founded together with other scientific and literary magazine "Biblioteka Warszawska". An important merit Balinskaya edition of the works of Jan and Andrew е niadecki (1839, 7 t. and 1840, 6 volumes) with the application of their biographies, and finally, after the death of B. appeared his "Pamietniki o panu Sniadeckim" (1865, 2 tons), constituting the best biography of the scientist and the history of Warsaw and Vilna universities between 1777 and 1828 year.