Ivan Yakovlev

Died aged c. 82

Ivan Yakovlevich Yakovlev (Russian: Иван Яковлевич Яковлев) (25 April [O.S. 13 April] 1848, a village of Koshki-Novotimbaeyvo, today's Tatarstan - October 23, 1930, Moscow) was a Chuvash enlightener, educator, and writer. In 1875, Ivan Yakovlev was graduated from the Kazan University. While he was still a gymnasium student, he invested his own capital and private donations into the establishment of Simbirsk Chuvash School in 1868. Thanks to the efforts of Ilya Ulyanov (Vladimir Lenin's father), this school would be funded by the government starting 1871. In 1877, the school was transformed into Simbirsk Central Chuvash School. After his graduation from the university, Ivan Yakovlev worked as an inspector of Chuvash schools in the Kazan School District (until 1903) and headed the Chuvash School for Teachers (until October 1919). Ivan Yakovlev contributed to the establishing of Chuvash and other national schools in the Volga region. He was the one to create special instruction methods based on Konstantin Ushinsky’s pedagogical legacy. In the early 1870s, Ivan Yakovlev put together a new Chuvash alphabet, wrote several primers and textbooks based on the Russian alphabet. He is also known for having translated some of the Russian writers into the Chuvash language (Alexander Pushkin, Ivan Krylov, Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Nekrasov and others). The bears Ivan Yakovlev’s name. There is also a monument and a museum of Ivan Yakovlev in Cheboksary. Alikovo middle school bears Ivan Yakovlev’s name.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Здесь в 1875-1922 годах работал великий просветитель чувашского народа, основатель и руководитель симбирской чувашской школы Иван Яковлевич Яковлев Памятная доска установлена в ознаменование 150-летия со дня рождения просветителя и 130-летия созданной им первой чувашской школы

English translation: Here, in 1875-1922 he worked as a great educator Chuvash people, the founder and director of the Simbirsk Chuvash school Ivan Yakovlevich Yakovlev. Memorial plaque is installed to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of the educator and the 130th anniversary of he created the first Chuvash school

2 Vorobyeva str., Ulyanovsk, Russia where they worked