Longin Fedorovich Panteleev
Panteleev, Longin Fedorovich
Born Oct. 6 (18), 1840, in Sol’vychegodsk, now in Arkhangel’sk Oblast; died Dec. 16, 1919, in Petrograd. Russian public figure, publisher, and memoirist.
Panteleev graduated from the University of St. Petersburg in 1862. He was a member of the first Land and Liberty society. In 1864 he was arrested and sentenced to six years hard labor. When he arrived in Enisei Province in 1866, this sentence was changed to compulsory settlement.
Upon his return to St. Petersburg, Panteleev founded a publishing house for scholarly literature, which between 1877 and 1907 published more than 250 books, most of them in translation, on philosophy, history, and the natural sciences. During the last years of his life he aligned himself with the Constitutional Democrats (Cadets) and contributed to many of their periodicals. His memoirs are a valuable source for the study of social life in the second half of the 19th century.