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Entries / Gumilev L.N., (1912-1992), historian

Gumilev L.N., (1912-1992), historian

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GUMILEV Lev Nikolaevich (1912, Tsarskoe Selo - 1992, St. Petersburg), orientalist, ethnographer, Ph.D. (Doctor of Historical Sciences, 1961; and Geographical Sciences, defended his thesis in 1974, academic degree not confirmed by the Higher Degrees Commission). Son of N.S. Gumilev and A.A. Akhmatova. From 1929, he lived in Leningrad, worked on geological expeditions (1931-34). In 1934-38, Gumilev studied at the Historical Faculty of the Leningrad State University, taking an external degree in 1946. He was subjected to repression on series political charges (1935, 1938-43, 1949-56). In 1944-45, he served in the Soviet Army, taking part in several battles. In 1946-47 he was a post-graduate student of the Institute of Oriental Studies, and in 1949 a researcher for the State Ethnographic Museum of the Peoples of the USSR. In 1956-62, he worked as a librarian at the Hermitage. In 1962-86, he worked at the Geography Scientific Research Institute (NII) of the Leningrad State University, lecturing at the University's Geographical Faculty. Author of works on the history and ethnography of Turkish people (Huns, Khazars), Mongols, and Slavs. Subscribed to the idea of Eurasianism, studying the history of Russia in the context of the history of Eurasian plains peoples. Put forth the theory of ethnogenesis, the formation and development of an ethnos, which defines an ethnos as a biosocial formation that undergoes a number of stages in its development. In 1990-92, he lived at 15/1 Kolomenskaya Street (memorial plaque installed). Buried at the Nikolskoe Cemetery of Alexander Nevsky Lavra.

References: Лавров С. Б. Лев Гумилев: Судьба и идеи. М., 2000.

A. Y. Chistyakov.

Akhmatova Anna Andreevna
Gumilev Lev Nikolaevich
Gumilev Nikolay Stepanovich

Kolomenskaya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 1/15

Лавров С. Б. Лев Гумилев: Судьба и идеи. М., 2000

The subject Index
State University, St. Petersburg
Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Branch
Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography
Nikolskoe Cemetery