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Originally appearing in Volume V26, Page 476 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PIERRE ALEXANDROWITSCH DE TCHIHATCHEFF (1812-189o), Russian naturalist and geologist, was born at Gatchina, near 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 scientifigue dans l'Altai oriental et les parties adjacentes de la frontiere de Chine (with atlas, 1845); Asie Mineure; description physique, siatistique et archeologique de cette contree (4 vols. with 3 atlases, 1853–69) ; Le Bosphore et Constantinople (1864, another ed. 1877); Considerations geologiques sur les Iles Oceaniques (1878) ; and Espagne, Algerie et Tunisie (1880).
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