Nikolay Danilevsky biography
Born on December 10, 1822, in Obertse, Russia, Nikolay Danilevsky became a well-known naturalist and historical philosopher. He believed that a series of civilizations created history. His 1869 book, Russia and Europe, encouraged Russia to establish political absolutism and a cultural identity independent from the West. He died in what is now Tbilisi, Georgia, on November 19, 1885.