(11.07.1826 – 23.10.1871)
Afanasiev, Alexander Nikolaevich (11.VII.1826, city of Boguchary Voronezh province, – 23.X.1871) – Russian historian and literary critic, researcher and publisher of folklore. He was born in the family of a district solicitor. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of Moscow University. From 1849 to 1862 he worked in the Main Archive of Foreign Affairs. Articles A. published in the magazines “Contemporary”, “Otechestvennye zapiski”, etc. A. belongs to the work “Russian satirical journals 1769-74 years” (1859), articles about NI Novikov, DI Fonvizin, A. D. Kantemire, and others. He worked a lot as a bibliographer, published the journal Bibliographic Notes (1859-1860). The works of A. “The Grandfather
A short literary encyclopedia in 9 volumes. State Scientific Publishing House “Soviet Encyclopedia”, v. 1, M., 1962.