(also lakov Iakovlevich Shtelin). Born May 10, 1709, in Memmingen, Swabia; died June 25, 1785, in St. Petersburg. Art scholar and engraver. Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences.
Stählin moved to Russia in 1735. He was the tutor of Grand Prince Peter Fedorovich (later Emperor Peter III) from 1742 to 1745 and Peter’s librarian from 1745 to 1747 and from 1754 to 1762. Stählin became a member of the Free Economic Society in 1766. A collector of reminiscences about Peter I the Great, Stählin wrote diaries and memoirs about events occurring in the 1740’stol760’s.
WORKSPodlinnye anekdoty o Petre Velikom, 3rd ed., parts 1–2. Moscow, 1830.
“Zapiski o Petre III, imperatore Vserossiiskom.” Chteniia v Obshchestve istorii i drevnostei rossiiskikh, 1866, book 4.
REFERENCESPekarskii, P. P. Istoriia Akademii Nauk, vol. 1. St. Petersburg, 1870.
Rovinskii, D. A. Podrobnyi slovar’ russkikh graverov, vols. 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1895.