Krekshino Peter Nikiforovich( Writer, Novgorod nobleman)
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Biography Krekshino Peter Nikiforovich
(1684 - 1763)
He served under Peter the Great in Kronstadt, the superintendent of works, was accused of embezzling state property and exiled, but later acquitted and re-hired. Since 1726, Mr.. engaged in collecting material on Russian history. He is credited with a number of historical works. After Krekshino There were many acts and other securities, which were used Tatishchev, Golikov and Prince Sherbatov. This collection was purchased by Count Musin-Pushkin, now lost. In the Imperial Public Library continues three manuscripts Krekshino: "extract velikoslavnyh Affairs Caesars east. and zap. from velikoslavnyh affairs Emperor Peter the Great "," extract velikoslavnyh affairs of kings and princes of the great all-Russia to 862 by 1756 "," Description of the beginning of the Slovenian people ". Printed "The Tale of Peter the Great" and "Conversation in the realm of the dead of Peter the Great". Legend published without the author's name Voroblevskim (until 1682) and Tumen (until 1683), Sakharov later, in "Notes of the Russian people" (St. Petersburg, 1841). "Conversation" reprinted several times. Krekshino was an ardent admirer and praises of Peter I. In his writings strongly the influence of the book learning of pre-Petrine era, he believed fabulous stories from Russian history, the former run between the scribes XVI - XVII centuries. Language Krekshino at the end of XVII. considered obsolete.