Vasily Tatishchev Quotes

Who is Vasily Tatishchev?

Vasily Nikitich Tatishchev was a prominent Russian Imperial statesman, historian and philosopher.

Tatishchev is best known as the author of the first full-scale Russian history and founder of three Russian cities including Yekaterinburg.

Born April 19, 1686
Died July 15, 1750

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Best Quotes by Vasily Tatishchev

“Freedom is not an essential and basic condition for the growth of science; the care and diligence of government authorities are the most important conditions for this development.”

Vasily Tatishchev

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