Mishchenko, Fedor Gerasimovich
Born Feb. 6 (18), 1848, in Priluki, presentday Chernigov Oblast; died Oct. 28 (Nov. 10), 1906, in Kiev. Russian classical historian. Translator of the classical languages. Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1895).
Mishchenko graduated from the University of Kiev in 1870. From 1872 to 1884 he taught at the University of Kiev and in 1889 he became a professor at the University of Kazan. Mishchenko translated Strabo’s Geography (1879), Herodotus’ History (vols. 1–2, 1885–86), Thucydides’ffiyto/y (vols. 1–2, 1887–88; republished and edited by S. Zhebelev, vols. 1–2, 1915), and Polybius’ Histories (vols. 1–3, 1890–99), providing them with commentaries, introductory articles, and afterwords. In his philosophical and historical works, Mishchenko opposed hyper-criticism of the data cited by classical historians (“A Disproportionately Strict Appraisal of Herodotus,” 1886).
REFERENCESShestakov, S. P. “Mishchenko” (obituary). Zhurnal Ministerstva narodnogo prosveshcheniia, July 1907.
Shkliaev, N. P. “Kazanskii period nauchnoi deiatel’nosti prof. F. G. Mishchenko.” Uch. zap. Kazanskogo gos. unta, vol. 116, book 5.
A list of works by Mishchenko may be found in Biograficheskii slovar* professorov i prepodavatelei Kazanskogo unta 1804–1904, part 1, 1904.
A. CH. KOZARZHEVSKII