Gagarin, Ivan S

Gagarin, Ivan S.

a Jesuit, was born in Russia in 1814. For some time he, held an appointment in the Russian diplomatic service, and joined his order in 1843. Afterwards he devoted a good deal of attention to the differences between the Eastern and Western churches, and published as the result of his studies a considerable number of books and brochures in the Freich language, the best known of these being, Le Cllergy Russe: — Les Eglises d'Orient: Le Pape: — L'Eglise Russe et les Rascolniks: — Les Jesuites en Russie. He cooperated with some of his countrymen in founding the excellent Slavonic library in Paris, known as the Musee Slave, which, since the expulsion of the Jesuits from France, in 1880, has been located in the Rue de Sevres. Gagarin died at Paris, July 20, 1882. (B.P.)

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