Aleksandr Brikner

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Brikner, Aleksandr Gustavovich


Born July 24 (Aug. 5), 1834, in St. Petersburg; died Nov. 3 (15), 1896, in Jena, Germany. Russian historian. Educated in Germany.

Brikner lectured at the universities of St. Petersburg (1865-67), Novorossiisk (1867-72), Dorpat (1872-91) and Kazan’ (1891). He lived in Jena from 1891. Brikner worked primarily on the history of Russia in the 17th and 18th centuries; he devoted special attention to political history, cultural history, and the history of finance.


Mednye den’gi v Rossii 1656-1633 gg. i denezhnye znaki v Shvetsii 1716-1719. St. Petersburg, 1864.
Materialy dlia istorii finansov v Rossii. St. Petersburg, 1867.
Voina Rossii s Shvetsiei v 1788-1790 gg. St. Petersburg, 1869.
Istoriia Petra Velikovo, vols. 1-2. St. Petersburg, 1882.
Istoriia Ekateriny II, parts 1-5. St. Petersburg, 1885.
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