Portrait of A. S. Shishkov.
1825. Oil on canvas. The Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia. More. [Order a Print]
Alexander Shishkov (1754-1841)
Russian statesman, vice admiral, philologist. In 1772-1798, was in the Navy. In 1796, he was elected an academician of the St. Peterburg Academy, since 1813, was the president of the Academy, in 1821-1828 was the Secretary of Education. During his office in the Academy he studied the origins and development of the Russian language