Yakov Karlovitsh Grot
Born 27 December, St. Petersburg. Died 6 June 1893, St. Petersburg.
Graduate of the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum, 1832
Professor of literature 1853–62, the Imperial Alexander Lyceum
Correspondent member 1852, deputy member 1855, academic 1858, chairman 1884, vice president 1889, Imperial Academy of Science, St. Petersburg.
Tutor to crown prince Nicholas and Alexander Romanov 1853-59
Inspector of Russian teaching 1844-53, diocese of Porvoo
Professor of Russian history and statistical research, Russian language and literature 1841-53, Imperial Alexander University
College Councillor 1840-1841, office of the Minister-Secretary of State for Finland
Official of the Russian ministerial committee and cabinet 1832-1840
Member of several Finnish, Russian and other science and arts societies.
Honorary doctorate from Lund University 1880
Honorary member of the University of Moscow (and four other Russian Universities) 1880
Privy Councillor 1871
Honorary doctorate at the University of St. Petersburg 1869
Senior State Councillor 1856
State Councillor 1845
Gold medal from the Imperial Lyceum 1832
Recipient of countless (especial Russian) civil honours
Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Written by Tomas Sjöblom
Translated by Matthew Billington