Petr Bitsilli

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Date of Birth: 09/13/1879

Age: 73

Place of birth: Odessa


Born in Odessa, September 13, 1879 into a noble family.

In 1905 he graduated from the Novorossiysk University. He was left at the university at the Department of World History to prepare for the master`s title, he passed the master`s examination in 1910.

In 1912 at St. Petersburg University he defended his thesis on "Salimbene. Italian Culture Essays XIII century. " Then it becomes a lecturer, and then extraordinary professor of Novorossiysk University in Odessa. He taught history of Western Europe to the Odessa University for Women.

In his research Bitsilli focuses on the spiritual and religious culture, symbolism iierarhii medieval man.

Since 1920 lives in Serbia, he taught at the University of Skopje city. Then he moved to Bulgaria, where in January 1924 elected chair of modern history at Sofia University for 33 years headed the Department of the new history of Western Europe. He was a member of the Russian Academic Union until its dissolution compartment in Bulgaria 9 September 1944. In September 1944 Bitsilli become a Soviet citizen. At the end of 1948 upon the expiration of the contract with the university professor. Bitsilli was released without the right to retire. Died August 25, 1953 and was buried in the Russian cemetery in Sofia.