Rep. George Yakovlevich (Kehr)( The first in Russia Orientalist)
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Biography Rep. George Yakovlevich (Kehr)
(1692 - 1740)
. Born Germany, . he studied Oriental languages at Halle, but the poems in Arabic and other oriental languages, . Coeur published in Leipzig: "Dissertatio de Saracenis, . Hagarenis et Mauris "(1723);" Monarchiae asiatico-saracenicae status, . qualis VIII et IX post Chr,
. Natum saeculo fuit etc. "(1724);" Monarchiae Mogolo-indici vel Mogolis Magni Aurenz Szeb numisma etc. "(1725). In 1732, Mr.. Ker, . at the invitation of Vice-Chancellor of Count Osterman, . arrived in St. Petersburg and was appointed interpreter of the Arab, . Persian and Turkish languages in the College of Foreign Affairs, . with the obligation to teach these languages Russian boys (for which a Moscow Slavonic-Greek-Latin School issued, there were 6 pupils) and a salary of 400 rubles,
. Promised to them was, moreover, the reward of 100 rubles for each teaching students, but her he never had to get. Proceedings Coeur during his stay in Russia remained in manuscript, which are stored in Moscow's main archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Deep East expert, Ker first to prove that the Kufic letters - nothing like the ancient Arabic, translated into German Abulgazi, Bahadur Khan, a compilation of 137 alphabets with given to them the Lord's Prayer (this manuscript in 1876, Mr.. published in the means turkestankogo Governor-General to. P. von Kaufmann, the number of 45 copies) and a large collection of wax and wax impressions of Oriental coins. Most remarkable compiled Coeur in the Latin language project "Eastern establishment Academy in St. Petersburg" (Russian translation of his Savelyev published in the Journal of the Ministry of National Education ", . 1856, . ? 2), . which he explained the need not only the needs of the diplomatic service, . but also the educational mission of Russia in the East, . and the importance of the eastern sources for the study of the history of Russia,
. Ker wrote a biography of M. Shuvalov, in the "Compendium of Moscow's main archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (Issue 5, Moscow, 1893).