Viskovatov, Aleksandr

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Viskovatov, Aleksandr Vasil’evich


Born Apr. 22, 1804; died Feb. 27, 1858, in St. Petersburg. Russian military historian.

Viskovatov’s most important work, A Historical Description of the Uniform and Weapons of Russian Troops (vols. 1-30, 1841-62; 2nd ed., vols. 1-34, 1899-1948), is based on an enormous amount of archival material. He and A. I. Mikhailovskii-Danilevskii took part in preparing and publishing A Military Gallery of the Winter Palace and compiled the text for the inscriptions on the walls of the Georgievskii Hall in the Great Kremlin Palace.


Khronika Rossiiskoi armii, books 1-20. St. Petersburg, 1834—42.
Khronika rossiiskoi imperatorskoi armii, parts 1-7. St. Petersburg, 1852.
Kratkii istoricheskii obzor morskikh pokhodov russkikh i morekhodstva ikh voobshche do iskhoda XVII stoletiia, 2nd ed. Moscow. 1946.
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