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Menshikov the Scientist

Author: Tamara Eidelman
Translation: Nora Seligman Favorov

Sep/Oct 2014
Page 32   ( 1 pages)

Summary: In October 1714 Alexander Menshikov, one of Peter the Great’s closest associates, received a letter from England signed by Sir Isaac Newton himself. Newton informed Menshikov that he had been elected to Britain’s Royal Society.

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