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St. Petersburg, Russia

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.spb.ru/

Population:
4,661,219 (2002 census)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of St. Petersburg
1724
St. Petersburg Conservatory
 

MUSEUM

MuseumFounded
State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
1852

ORCHESTRA

OrchestraFounded
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
1882

VENUE

VenueFounded
Mariinsky Theatre
1860

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tsar Alexander I
Royalty
23-Dec-1777 1-Dec-1825 Tsar of Russia, 1801-25
Tsar Alexander III
Royalty
10-Mar-1845 1-Nov-1894 Tsar of Russia, 1881-94
Mischa Auer
Actor
17-Nov-1905 5-Mar-1967 My Man Godfrey
George Balanchine
Dancer
22-Jan-1904 30-Apr-1983 Choreographer co-founded NYC Ballet
Alexander Blok
Poet
16-Nov-1880 7-Aug-1921 Russian Silver Age poet
Aleksandr Borodin
Composer
12-Nov-1833 27-Feb-1887 Prince Igor
Aleksander Bovin
Diplomat
9-Aug-1930 29-Apr-2004 Russian Ambassador to Israel, 1991-7
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
George Busk
Doctor
12-Aug-1807 10-Aug-1886 British surgeon and zoologist
Georg Cantor
Mathematician
3-Mar-1845 6-Jan-1918 Founder of set theory
Nikolai Cherkasov
Actor
27-Jul-1903 14-Sep-1966 Aleksandr Nevsky
Tom Conway
Actor
15-Sep-1904 22-Apr-1967 I Walked with a Zombie
Erté
Artist
23-Nov-1892 21-Apr-1990 Art deco fashion designer and artist
Karl Faberge
Artist
30-May-1846 24-Sep-1920 Maker of jewelry and gem eggs
Ilya M. Frank
Physicist
23-Oct-1908 22-Jun-1990 Cherenkov radiation
Aleksandr Glazunov
Composer
29-Jul-1865 21-Mar-1936 Raymonda
Leonid Vitalyevich Kantorovich
Mathematician
19-Jan-1912 7-Apr-1986 Linear programming
Lila Kedrova
Actor
9-Oct-1918 16-Feb-2000 Zorba the Greek
Barys Kit
Scientist
6-Apr-1910   Rocket Propellant Handbook
André Kostelanetz
Conductor
22-Dec-1901 13-Jan-1980 André Kostelanetz Presents
Alexei Kosygin
Head of State
20-Feb-1904 18-Dec-1980 Premier of the Soviet Union, 1964-80
Charles Lamont
Film Director
5-May-1895 12-Sep-1993 Director, Abbott & Costello
Wassily Leontief
Economist
5-Aug-1906 5-Feb-1999 Structure of the American Economy
Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist
23-Apr-1899 2-Jul-1977 Lolita
Tsar Nicholas I
Royalty
25-Jun-1796 18-Feb-1855 Repressive Tsar of Russia, 1825-55
Tsar Paul I
Royalty
1-Oct-1754 24-Mar-1801 Tsar of Russia, 1796-1801
Anna Pavlova
Dancer
12-Feb-1881 22-Jan-1931 Early 20th century Russian ballerina
Tsar Peter II
Royalty
23-Oct-1715 29-Jan-1730 Tsar of Russia, 1727-30
Ayn Rand
Author
2-Feb-1905 6-Mar-1982 Atlas Shrugged
Gregory Ratoff
Film Director
20-Apr-1897 14-Dec-1960 Intermezzo: A Love Story
George Sanders
Actor
3-Jul-1906 25-Apr-1972 The Saint Strikes Back
Dmitri Shostakovich
Composer
25-Sep-1906 9-Aug-1975 Symphony No. 7
Nicolas Slonimsky
Musicologist
27-Apr-1894 25-Dec-1995 Preeminent musicologist
Alexander Smallens
Conductor
1-Jan-1889 24-Nov-1972 Russian-born American conductor
Boris Spassky
Chess Player
30-Jan-1937   Grandmaster defeated by Bobby Fischer
Aleksandr Sumarokov
Playwright
14-Nov-1717 12-Oct-1777 Founder of Russian classical drama
Tsar Ivan VI
Royalty
12-Aug-1740 5-Jul-1764 Tsar of Russia, 1740-41

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tsar Alexander I
Royalty
23-Dec-1777 1-Dec-1825 Tsar of Russia, 1801-25
Tsar Alexander II
Royalty
17-Apr-1818 13-Mar-1881 Tsar of Russia, 1855-81
Anna
Royalty
28-Jan-1693 17-Oct-1740 Tsarina of Russia, 1730-40
Mily Balakirev
Composer
21-Dec-1836 16-May-1910 Russian nationalist composer
Aleksandr Borodin
Composer
12-Nov-1833 27-Feb-1887 Prince Igor
Anson Burlingame
Diplomat
14-Nov-1820 23-Feb-1870 US Ambassador to China, 1861-70
Catherine I
Royalty
15-Apr-1684 17-May-1727 Empress of Russia, 1725-27
Catherine the Great
Royalty
2-May-1729 17-Nov-1796 Tsarina of Russia, 1762-96
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Novelist
30-Oct-1821 28-Jan-1881 Crime and Punishment
Leonhard Euler
Mathematician
15-Apr-1707 18-Sep-1783 The Elements of Euclid
Bobby Farrell
Singer
6-Oct-1949 30-Dec-2010 Frontman for Boney M
Ivan Goncharov
Novelist
18-Jun-1812 27-Sep-1891 Oblomov
Wilhelm Junker
Explorer
6-Apr-1840 13-Feb-1892 Reisen in Afrika
Mikhail Lomonosov
Poet
19-Nov-1711 15-Apr-1765 Early father of Russian poetry
Dmitri Mendeleev
Chemist
8-Feb-1834 2-Feb-1907 Periodic Table of the Elements
Modest Mussorgsky
Composer
9-Mar-1839 16-Mar-1881 Boris Godunov
Tsar Nicholas I
Royalty
25-Jun-1796 18-Feb-1855 Repressive Tsar of Russia, 1825-55
Tsar Paul I
Royalty
1-Oct-1754 24-Mar-1801 Tsar of Russia, 1796-1801
Ivan Pavlov
Scientist
14-Sep-1849 27-Feb-1936 Conditioned reflexes
Peter the Great
Royalty
9-Jun-1672 8-Feb-1725 Tsar of Russia, 1689-1725
Aleksandr Pushkin
Poet
26-May-1799 10-Feb-1837 Russia's greatest poet
Rasputin
Religion
23-Jan-1871 30-Dec-1916 Russia's Greatest Love Machine
Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve
Astronomer
15-Apr-1793 23-Nov-1864 Studied double stars
Alexander Suvorov
Military
24-Nov-1729 18-May-1800 Russian general, fought Turks, French
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Composer
7-May-1840 6-Nov-1893 Russia's best known composer



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