Voltaire Eduard( anthropologist and linguist)
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Biography Voltaire Eduard
(born 1856), assistant professor of St. Petersburg University litvovedeniyu. He studied in Leipzig, Dorpat and Kharkov University, received a Master of Russian literature for his thesis "Researches on the grammatical gender". He made a number of ethnographic and archaeological visits to inhabited Latvians counties, resulting in the work: "Lithuanian catechism Daukshi 1595" (with explanations, 1886), "On ethnographic trip to Lithuania and Zhmud" (1887). Other major works of his: "Ueber die Volkspoesie der Letten", "Zum inflantischen Lautgesetz", "Mythologische Skizzen" (in the archive Jagic), "Materials on the Ethnography of the Latvian tribe of Vitebsk" (t. I, St. Petersburg, 1890) and others. Voltaire wrote a lot in the 82-volume "Encyclopedic Dictionary" Brockhaus Efron.