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BRUCE, Jacob Daniel (1669-1735)

Born in Moscow but claiming Scottish descent, his Scottish family having lived in Russia since 1649. his brother was Robert Bruce. He was a statesman, military leader, scientist and close associate of ┬áPeter the Great. He was considered to be one of the most learned people in Russia, being also a naturalist and astronomer. He founded Russia’s first observatory in Moscow in 1702.

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