Diakonoff, Igor
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Russian Ancient Near Eastern scholar and Assyriologist. Born 12. 1. 1915 (14. 12. 1914 in the old calendar) as Igor Mikhailovich D. in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), died St. Petersburg 2. 5. 1999. 1932–1938 read Ancient Near Eastern and Semitic studies at Leningrad (St. Petersburg), 1938–1941 employed at the Ancient Near East Dept. of the Hermitage. 1941–1945 military interpreter, 1946 doctorate, 1946–1950 prof. of Ancient Near Eastern phil…

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Kogan, Leonid and Koslova, Natalia, “Diakonoff, Igor”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00173>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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