Pomor Polymath: The Upbringing of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, 1711–1730

@article{Crease2013PomorPT,
  title={Pomor Polymath: The Upbringing of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov, 1711–1730},
  author={Robert P. Crease and Vladimir Shiltsev},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2013},
  volume={15},
  pages={391-414}
}
The life story of Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (1711–1765) opens a window onto Russian science, politics, language, and social advancement in the era of Peter the Great (1672–1725). We cover Lomonosov’s background and upbringing, from his birth in 1711 near Kholmogory until his departure for Moscow on foot in 1730. The special character of the Pomor region, in Russia’s north, where Lomonosov was born and raised, is important for understanding his character, upbringing, and subsequent career… 
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