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Dr Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1875, Russian Federation
Death: Mar. 9, 1964
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

World famous Arachnologist, Scholar and Professor at Yale.
Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch (in Russian: Александр Иванович Петранкевич), was born in Pliski (near Kiev), Imperial Russia.

A Yale Professor from 1910 to 1944.

He loved poetry and wrote two novels under the pseudonym Alexandr Jan-Ruban. Besides poetry, he also translated Alexander Pushkin into English and Lord Byron (1788 - 1824) into Russian.

One of Alexanders most famous essays was: "The Spider and the Wasp."

He was a founder and president of the Federation of Russian
Organizations in the U.S.

He was the president of the Russian Collegiate Institute of New York from 1919 to 1924, which set up to assist in the education of Russian refugees.

He was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1954.

Petrunkevitch met his future wife, an American, Wanda Hartshorn. when they were studying in Germany. They got married in London and came to her home in New Jersey in November 1903. 
 
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  Wanda Hartshorn Petrunkevitch (1875 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: R.C.
Record added: Feb 07, 2013
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Dr Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch
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Dr Alexander Ivanovitch Petrunkevitch
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Rest in peace professor. Your daughter and grandchildren meant a great deal to me in the the 1950's.
- Dana Dushan
 Added: Jun. 8, 2015
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- R.C.
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013
 
 
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