Shilder, Nikolai Karlovich

Shil’der, Nikolai Karlovich


Born May 21 (June 2), 1842, in St. Petersburg; died there Apr. 6 (19), 1902. Russian historian. Lieutenant general (1893). Corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1900). Son of K. A. Shil’-der.

N. K. Shil’der graduated from the Corps of Pages and the Nikolai Engineering Academy. He took part in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78. Shil’der became head of the Nikolai Engineering Academy in 1886 and director of the Public Library in 1899. He was the first to publish a significant number of documents dealing with the political, military, and diplomatic history of Russia. His historical works are rich in factual content. Shil’der defended the view of the monarchy held by the dvorianstvo (nobility or gentry).


Graf E. I. Totleben, ego zhizn’ i deiatel’nost’, vols. 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1885–86.
Imp. Aleksandr I, ego zhizn i tsarstvovanie, 2nd ed., vols. 1–4. St. Petersburg, 1904–05.
Imp. Pavel I: Istoriko-biograficheskii ocherk. St. Petersburg, 1901.
Imp. Nikolai I, ego zhizn’i tsarstvovanie, vols. 1–2. St. Petersburg, 1903.