Birthplace: Tambov province
Aristov, Nikolai Yakovlevich, historian (born 1834, died August 26, 1882). The son of a village priest Tambov province, A. received higher education in the Kazan Theological Academy, where, under the influence of VI Grigorovich and AP Shchapova, A. began to study Russian history; by Shchapova he took and his senior scientific views. A. Candidate`s essay was written on the proposed Shchapov theme: "Looking at the ancient Russian chroniclers of world events" (published in "Orthodox interlocutor", 1859). Consisting teacher in Simbirsk Theological Seminary, Alexander placed several articles in "Russian Conversation", "Orthodox interlocutor", "Christian Spirit". After leaving the service in 1861 and moved to St. Petersburg, Alexander met here with Shchapov and lived for several years the magazine work, placing articles on the history and reviews in the "Library for Reading", "Notes of the Fatherland", "Northern Lights", "Memoirs of department Ethnography Geographical Society "and others. In 1866 he defended his thesis for a master`s degree in Russian history:" Industry of ancient Rus "(St. Petersburg, 1866.). The following year he was invited lecturer at Kazan University, and in 1869 received a professorship in Warsaw. Doctorate received for his thesis: "Moscow turmoil during the reign of Princess Sophia" (Warsaw, 1871). In 1873, Alexander moved to the University of Kharkov, and in 1875 took the chair of Russian history and the position of Inspector of History and Philology Institute in the beautiful ancient city. In his later years A. collaborated in the "Ancient and Modern Russia", "Church and Society Bulletin", "Historic Messenger", "Proceedings of the Institute of History and Philology Vol. Bezborodko", "Age" and other magazines. A. Naiboleekrupnye work except thesis: "Reader on Russian history for the study of ancient Russian life, writing and literature to the XVI Century" (Warsaw, 1870); "On the historical significance of the Russian bandit songs" (Voronezh, 1875); "AP Shchapov, his life and works" (St. Petersburg, 1882.); "Works NI Gogol by the national science" (SPb., 1883). Like Schapov had, A. interested in most of all the masses in history, its ideals and movements. - Avg. Languages, "Review of the life and works of the deceased Russian writers," Vol. 2; "Russian Biographical Dictionary", t. II.