On this day

Alexander Fomich Veltman, Russian author and archaeologist, was born

20 July 1800

On July 8 (20), 1800 in St. Petersburg, in a family of a Russified Swedish noble, was born Alexander Fomich Veltman, future Russian writer, archeologist, historian, corresponding member of St. Petersburg Academy of Science, director of the Armory of many years.