|Alexander Potebnja – Russian philosopher and linguist.
Illustrated Envelop with special cancellation
|Description||Alexander Potebnja ((10  September 1835,— 29 November [11 December] 1891),was a Russian Imperial philosopher and linguist, who was a professor of linguistics at the University of Kharkov. He is well known as a specialist in the evolution of Russian phonetics. He also translated part of Homer’s Odyssey into Ukrainian. He constructed a theory of language and consciousness that later influenced the thinking of his countryman the Psychologist Lev Vygotsky. His main work was “Language and Thought” (1862). He was a corresponding member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, the foremost academic institution in the Russian Empire.|
|Type||Illustrated Envelop with special cancellation “150 years anniversary of the birth”|
|Used/Unused||Cancellation, Kharkov, 22.09.1985|
|Published by/for:||Ministry of Communications, 1985|