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Tchihatcheff, Pierre Alexandrowitsch De

TCHIHATCHEFF, PIERRE ALEXANDROWITSCH DE (1812- 1890), Russian naturalist and geologist, was born at Gatchina, ^iear St Petersburg, in 1812. He entered the diplomatic service and was (1842-44) attached to the embassy at Constantinople; whence he visited Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt. In 1844, he was charged with a scientific mission to the Altai mountains. He died at Florence on the 13th of October 1890 (N.S.).

His publications include: Voyage scientifique dans I' Altai oriental el les parlies adjacentes de la frontiere de Chine (with atlas, 1845) ; Asie Mineure; description physique, statistique et archeologiqw. de cette contree (4 vols. with 3 atlases, 1853-69); Le Bosphore et Constantinople (1864, another ed. 1877); Considerations geologiqites sur les ties Oceaniques (1878) ; and Espagne, Algirie et Txnisie (l88c).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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