Shileiko, Voldemar Kazimirovich

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Shileiko, Vol’demar Kazimirovich


Born Feb. 2 (14), 1891, in St. Petersburg; died Oct. 5, 1930, in Leningrad. Soviet Assyriologist and poet.

Shileiko was a professor at Leningrad State University from 1922 to 1930. He acquainted scholars with many Sumerian, Assyro-Babylonian, Hittite, and other written works from Soviet collections. He also prepared verse translations of several Babylonian works for publication in Vostok (1922, books 1, 4).


Riftin, A. P. “V. K. Shileiko” (obituary). In Sbornik egiptologicheskogo kruzhka pri LGU. Leningrad, 1930, no. 6. Pages 1–4. (Includes list of Shileiko’s works.)
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