Alexander Vasiliev

Picture of Alexander Vasiliev

Date of Birth: 04/10/1867

Age: 85

Place of birth: St. Peterbur

Citizenship: Russia


Alexander Vasiliev was born in 1867 in St. Petersburg.

In 1892 he graduated from the historical-philological faculty of St. Petersburg University. Since 1892 the ancient languages ??in the first grammar school taught by 1897. From 1897 to 1900 he served as a Fellow of History and Philology in foreign travel Paris. In 1901, Vasilyev defended his master`s thesis on "Political relations of Byzantium and the Arabs during amoriyskoy dynasty."

In 1902, Vasilyev has been studying the Agatha manuscripts. To do this, he first spring with Marr, takes a trip to Sinai, in St. Catherine`s Monastery, and then sent to Florence, where he spent a few months in operation. In the same year he defended his doctoral thesis on "Political relations of Byzantium and the Arabs in the time of the Macedonian dynasty (867-959)." From 1904 to 1912 - Professor of Tartu University in the Department of General History.

In 1912 - 1922 years he was a professor and dean of the historical-philological faculty of St. Petersburg (later - Petrograd) Pedagogical Institute. From the same 1912 to 1925 AA Vasiliev was a professor at St. Petersburg University. In addition, AA Vasiliev worked at the Russian Academy of History of Material Culture (RAIMK), where since 1919 he served as head of the discharge of the early Christian and Byzantine Archaeology and Art. In 1920 - 1925 years he was chairman of RAIMK. Since 1919, Vasiliev - Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 1925 he left for a trip abroad, first in Berlin, then in Paris and later in the United States. June 2, 1925 general meeting he was expelled from the USSR. After July 1, 1928 was recognized as the deadline for his mission, I took the decision not to return.

From 1925 to 1938 Professor of the University of Wisconsin. In 1934 he was elected a member of the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences. In subsequent years, AA Vasiliev was also president of the Archaeological Institute. NP Kondakov in Prague, member of the American Academy of the Middle Ages, the chairman of the International Association of Byzantine Studies.

March 22, 1990 was posthumously restored the rank of Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences.


"The question of the origin of Justinian";

"On the Greek church hymns"; "The Slavs in Greece";

"The origin of the emperor Basil Myakedonyanina";

"Life of St. Grigentius" (all in "Wiz time..");

"A trip to the Sinai" (St. Petersburg, 1903.);

"Life of St. Filaret the Merciful" ( "Notes of the Russian Archaeological Institute in Constantinople");