Vassili Adadurov’s tomb

Adadurov's tombPhotography by Carlos Dorce

Adadurov’s tomb
Photography by Carlos Dorce

Vassili Evdokimovitch Adadurov (1709-1780) attended religious studies in Novgorod.  When he was 14 y.o., he joined the Slavic Greek Latin Academy (founded in 1685-1687) and graduated in 1726 to become a mathematics student and principal disciple of Jacques Bernoulli at the University. Because of his aptitudes and the recommendation of Bernoulli, Adadurov was appointed to assistant professor of mathematics and translator of German language and two years later he participated in the standardization of the Russian language. Regarding the area of mathematics, he was the translator of Euler’s works from German to Russian and Latin so he deserves to be buried next to Swiss grand-master in Laura Alexander Nevski in Saint Petersburg.

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