Aleksandr Viliamovich Gadlo(Russian: Aleksandr Вильямович Gadlo; 08.04.1937, in Leningrad - 13.04.2002, in Saint Petersburg) was a Soviet and Russian ethnographer-Caucasiologist, Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences. Head of the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology, St. Petersburg State University.
Biography Born April 8, 1937 in Leningrad. Father - William Moiseevich Gadlo (1910-1942), is a Jew, died at the front during World War 2. Father’s grandfather, Moses Davidovich Gadlo (died in 1927), is buried in the Jewish cemetery in St. Petersburg. Great-grandfather was a Belorussia-born Cantonist, who served 25 years in the tsarist army and after that received permission to live outside the Pale of Settlement and thus remained to live in St. Petersburg. Mother - Lydia Platonovna Gadlo (Teplova) (1909-1997), Russian.
He graduated from the Department of Archeology, Leningrad State University in 1961 (supervisor - M. I. Artamonov). He led the archaeological expeditions in the Lower Don and in the Eastern Crimea. The theme of his PhD work (1969) is “Southern Azov in the period of the Khazar Kaganate: the problem of Priazovskaya Rus and modern archaeological data on the southern Azov Sea of the 8th — 10th centuries.” TThe theme of doctoral work (1985) - “The North Caucasus in the IV - X centuries. Problems of ethnic history.“
From 1965 he taught at the Faculty of History of Leningrad State University, from 1968 - at the Department of Ethnography and Anthropology (from 1986 - professor, from 1990 - head), leader of the Caucasian Archeological and Ethnographic Expedition of Leningrad State University.
He died on April 13, 2002, and was buried in the Bolsheokhtinsky cemetery.
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Main publications Aleksandr Gadlo is the author of more than 150 scientific publications
Ethnic history of the North Caucasus IV — X centuries. L., 1979. Ethnography of the peoples of Siberia and the Far East: A manual. L., 1987. Ethnic history of the North Caucasus X — XIII centuries. SPb., 1994. ISBN 5-288-01010-2. Ethnography of Central Asia and Transcaucasia: Traditional Culture: Study Guide. SPb., 1998. ISBN 5-288-02161-9. Background of Priazovskaya Rus: Essays on the history of Russian reigning in the North Caucasus. SPb., 2004. ISBN 5-288-02656-4.
Interesting Facts According to the genealogist Nadia Lipes, there are two versions Gadlo surename origin
- From the word godel. In Hebrew, the word "gadol" has the big and great meaning. - From the Hebrew name Gad.
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