Karl Eduard von Napiersky: Estonian literary historian, historian of Eastern Europe and theologian (1793-1864) (1793 - 1864) | Biography, Facts, Information, Career, Wiki, Life
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Karl Eduard von Napiersky
Estonian literary historian, historian of Eastern Europe and theologian (1793-1864)

Karl Eduard von Napiersky

Karl Eduard von Napiersky
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Intro Estonian literary historian, historian of Eastern Europe and theologian (1793-1864)
Was Religious scholar Historian Literary historian Theologian Writer
From Estonia
Field Academia Literature Religion Social science
Gender male
Birth 21 May 1793, Riga
Death 2 September 1864, Riga (aged 71 years)
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Karl Eduard von Napiersky (21 May 1793, Riga – 2 September 1864, Riga) was a Latvian clergyman and historian.
He studied theology at the University of Dorpat, and from 1814 onward, served as a pastor in the municipality of Neu-Pebalg. From 1829 to 1849 he was director of government schools and gymnasiums in Riga. In 1851 he became a member of the newly established censorship committee in Riga.
He was an early member of the Lettisch-Litterärischen Gesellschaft (1827) and one of the founders of the Gesellschaft für Geschichte und Alterthumskunde der Ostseeprovinzen Rußlands (1833/34).

Published works

With Johann Friedrich von Recke, he published a four volume encyclopedia of Livonia, Estonia and Courland, titled Allgemeines Schriftsteller- und Gelehrten-Lexikon der provinzen Livland, Esthland und Kurland (1827–1832). His other noted literary efforts include:

  • Fortgesetzte Abhandlung von livländischen Geschichtschreibern : ein literar-historischer und bibliographischer Versuch, 1823 – Continued treatise of Livonian historians.
  • Index corporis historico-diplomatici Livoniae, Esthoniae, Curoniae, 1833.
  • Beiträge zur Geschichte der Kirchen und Prediger in Livland, 1843 – Contributions to the history of churches and preachers in Livonia.
  • Chronologischer Abriss der älteren Geschichte Livlands, 1848 – Chronological outline on the early history of Livonia.
  • Russisch-livländische Urkunden, 1868 – Russian-Livonian documents.

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