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Alexander Afanasyev

Russian folklorist (1826-1871)

1826   -   1871

country of citizenship: Russian Empire
educated at: medical school
occupation: anthropologist, linguist, journalist, children's writer, collector of fairy tales, literary critic
award received: Order of Saint Stanislaus, 2nd class, Order of Saint Stanislaus, 3rd class, Knight third class of the Order of Saint Anne

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Alexander Nikolayevich Afanasyev (Afanasief, Afanasiev or Afanas'ev, Russian: Александр Николаевич Афанасьев) (23 July [O.S. 11 July] 1826 — 5 October [O.S. 23 September] 1871) was a Russian Slavist and ethnographer who published nearly 600 Russian fairy and folk tales, one of the largest collections of folklore in the world. The first edition of his collection was published in eight volumes from 1855–67, earning him the reputation as being the Russian counterpart to the Brothers Grimm.
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