Nikolai Rack & # 769; s (1850-1931) - Russian historian. Born in the village of Anosov Smolensk province. Since 1910 corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, 1917 Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, since 1929 honorary member of the USSR Academy of Sciences.
He studied at the Moscow gymnasium 5 and graduated from the course in History and Philology of Moscow. univ. in 1873. Left at the university to prepare for a professorship, he was, however, a history teacher in 3 EDT. gymnasium. After enduring in 1876. Master`s exam, received a trip abroad that took advantage of to write his master`s thesis ( "The peasants and the peasant question in the last quarter of the eighteenth century.