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05 August 2021

The Long-Livers of the Russian Empire (1836–1914): Historical and Statistical Research. Part 1

Bylye Gody
The Long-Livers of the Russian Empire (1836–1914): Historical and Statistical Research. Part 1

The authors made an attempt to carry out a comprehensive historical and statistical study of the longlivers of the Russian Empire in the period of 1836−1914. This part of the work analyzes the period of 1836−1849, when only males of the Orthodox faith were registered. The attention is paid to the number of the long-livers, namely to persons whose age has exceeded 101 years, their places of residence, as well as the proportion of the long-livers to the total population. There were used as materials the reports of the Chief Prosecutor of the Holy Synod for the Spiritual Department of the Orthodox Confession for 1836−1914. The work is structured using the basic principles of historicism, consistency and objectivity. The statistical method is of great importance in the work, which allowed us to analyze as fully as possible the available statistical data on mortality on the territory of the Russian Empire in the period 1836—1849, as well as to reveal the important characteristic features. In conclusion, the authors state that in the period of 1836−1849 among the deceased long-livers of the Russian Empire were: one person under the age of 165, one under 155, two under 150, seven under 145, two under 140 and 15 under 135. Overall, in the Russian Empire at the indicated time, more than 4.7 thousand people overcame the milestone of 101 years. The regions with the largest number of long-livers were in the European part of Russia (the Caucasus and the Chisinau-Kherson region), and one region in the Asian part of Russia — the Tomsk diocese — was also in the top 5 leaders.

Source: Aleksandr А. Cherkasov, Sergei N. Bratanovskii, Marina A. Ponomareva, Ludmila G. Zimovets. (2021). The Long-Livers of the Russian Empire (1836–1914): Historical and Statistical Research. Part 1. Bylye Gody. 2021. 16(1): 159-168

Source web-site: http://ejournal52.com/journals_n/1614695181.pdf

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